On August 15th 1961, East German soldier Conrad Schumann was the first to flee from the GDR – during the construction of the Berlin Wall. The photograph showing his jump over the barbwire is one of the most famous and widely known pictures of the cold war.

But only a few people know that this legendary moment was also filmed by a cameraman – and not only the “jump” but also the minutes before and after. Looking at the clip, you are standing next to Conrad Schumann, seeing him smoking, being nervous, looking at the other soldiers. Then he jumps – and your heart stops, you all of a sudden feel his fear and his courage by yourself. And the famous historical picture becomes instantly human and moving.

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