B 377

Irma B. fled to the West from her apartment at Ackerstrasse 43 at about 2 a.m. on September 23, 1961. Irma B. had barricaded her apartment door shut and noti­fied the West Berlin fire depart­ment. The firemen leaned a ladder against the building so that Irma B. could climb from the first floor down to the pavement.