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17/08/1962 18-year-old Peter Fechter is shot on the Berlin Wall

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Peter Fechter was a German bricklayer who became the twenty-seventh known person to die at the Berlin Wall. Fechter was 18 years-old when he was shot and killed by East German border guards while trying to cross over to West Berlin. Fechter was shot in the pelvis while still climbing, in plain view of hundreds of witnesses.
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