A 302

Early in the morning on March 17, 1964, an unidentified person succeeded in fleeing to the West at Gartenstraße. Either the border guards had not been alert, as their supervisors assumed, or they intentionally looked in the other direction. An East German border guard report states: “The sentries posted there performed their duty poorly and did not notice the border violator crossing the border fortifications ca. 3 feet from their position.”