Four-year-old Michael Finder of East Germany is tossed by his father into a net held by firemen across the border in West Berlin. The apartments were in East Berlin while their windows opened into West Berlin, October 1961 - Grognards
berlin wall escapes, this was the way out into the West for many East Germans, but East German troops eventually began searching in cars, finding escapers who would be taken back to prison for interrogation
Families that were separated by the speed by which The Berlin Wall was constructed often times remained separated for life events. Often times children were held up to show them to doting aunts, uncles, and grandparents.