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Watch this swim escape from East Berlin in 1988

This video shows four people swimming across the Spree river to West Berlin near the Reichstag to freedom from the German Democratic Republic in 1988. A speedboat catches up with them, and technically they are not in West Berlin until they get away from the embankment, but the GDR police don’t fire or do too much to stop them. A tourist happened to be filming and caught the amazing escape and now has posted it on Youtube, 26 years later.

Here’s the post on Reddit discussing the video.



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