The Berlin Wall was built on August 13, 1961. Photo caption: An East German soldier helps a young boy cross the barbed wire which was a marker for where the Berlin wall would soon be built. The guard was caught and punished. East German, German Soldiers, Boys Crosses, Eastgerman, Barbed Wire, Berlin Wall, Soldiers Helpful, Twin Boys, Little Boys
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An East German soldier helping a boy cross the newly formed ‘Berlin Wall,’ 1961. From what is known, the photograph was taken the day the emerging Wall was put up in August 1961 and the boy was found on the opposite side of the wall from his family. Despite given orders by the East German government to let no one pass, the soldier helped the boy through the barbwire. Near the exact time this photo was taken, it was said that the soldier was seen by his superior officer who relieved him.