Günter Tr. worked for the Murante company in the border area. On the morning of September 6, 1961, he arrived at work as usual and was checked by border guards. His work colleague Günter W. smuggled his wife into the border area unnoticed. With her, Günter Tr. used a company work ladder to climb over the Wall between Bernauer Strasse 11 and 13. The colleague W. was arrested a short time later by the police on orders from the secret police.