B 382

When Anni M. returned from vacation on September 27, 1961, the evacuation of the border houses had already begun. She decided to flee that very day. Late in the evening a neighbor heard suspicious­ sounding noises and notified the border guards. When they broke open the apartment door, they found a rope hanging from the window that was wrapped around the sofa. At around 9 p.m., Anni M. had taken her valuables and escaped down the rope to the pavement on the west side.