August 17, 1962 - Peter Fechter is killed trying to cross the Berlin Wall.
One year after the construction of the Berlin Wall, Peter Fechter was killed by East German border guards.
The original caption:
The Death of A Refugee
Shot in the back while trying to escape over the Berlin Wall, Peter Fechter, 18, lay suffering for more than an hour while the Communist border guards who had fatally wounded him looked on impassively. Marks in the sand were made from Fechter’s bloody hand as the boy writhed in pain and called for help.