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    Tunnel Escapes

    In an attempt to escape and gain access to West Berlin a large network of tunnels were built. They were dug mostly by college students but many people used them. The first known successful tunnel was dug in a grave yard. People brought flowers to a grave and pretended to mourn. Then they would drop out of sight and would never be seen on that side of the wall again. This tunnel was found after a women accidentally dropped into the tunnel and left her baby in a carriage on top. The tunnel was then sealed off. The most successful tunnel was in a basement of a house at 60 Westerstrasse. There were 29 people freed from this location alone.


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