Conrad Schumann
Conrad Schumann

By the end of the Second World War and the Nazi defeat, the Soviet Union, the United States, Britain and France attempted to divide the defeated states. In this partitioning, Berlin City was also treated like those countries and most of it was seized by the Soviet Union. 

Berlin 1961; with the aim of saving its crumbling economy, the Soviet Union attempted to build a wall in order to prevent the emigration of citizens from East Germany to West Germany.  With all military precautions and blockades of the wall by Soviet forces, a soldier by the name of Hans Conrad Schumann risked his life by jumping over the initial Berlin barrier, which consisted of barbed wires. In a leap towards freedom, he opposed the separation line that was drawn between the residents of the city and left behind a historic image of hope.