Escape viaElevator Shaft: East Germany's 'Traitor Athletes' Tell their Stories

22nd July 2011, Comments 0 comments

More than 600 athletes fled the German Democratic Republic. They were branded "traitor athletes" and many were pursued by East Germany's secret police, the Stasi. Cyclist Jrgen Kissner managed to escape. A newexhibit in Berlin tells their stories.

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