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The Price of Freedom: Courage in the Shadow of the Berlin Wall
 

The Price of Freedom: Courage in the Shadow of the Berlin Wall (Paperback)

By Heinz, Volker G.
Foreword by Schiemann, Sir Konrad, KBE

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Berlin 1966, a city divided by an impenetrable wall erected by the communist German Democratic Republic. Together with his friends, the West German student Volker G. Heinz is looking for ways to help would-be fugitives escape from East to West. Their search ends at Checkpoint Cha...rlie, the most heavily secured border crossing of the Berlin Wall. By hiding the fugitives in the trunk of a diplomat's car, Volker G. Heinz helps more than 60 East German citizens flee to the West. But when the Stasi picks up his trail, Heinz is arrested and interrogated for months in their secret headquarters - today a highly frequented memorial. In a spectacular move, following secret negotiations and a show trial, Heinz is swapped for two Soviet spies. Uniquely personal, this account of bravery and sacrifice is history at its most vital.
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ISBN 9781445692333
Released NZ 15 Sep 2019
Publisher Amberley Publishing
Format Paperback
Language English (translated from: German)
Availability
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ISBN-13 9781445692333
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher Amberley Publishing
Imprint Amberley Publishing
Released 15 Sep 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Language English
Translated from German
Author(s) By Heinz, Volker G.
Foreword by Schiemann, Sir Konrad, KBE
Category Biography & Autobiography
World History: Postwar, From C 1945 -
Military History
International Relations
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 943.0876092
Weight 366g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Cold War - Personal narratives, German, Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany, 1961-1989, Escapes - History - Germany East, Political prisoners - History - 20th century - Germany - Berlin, Berlin Germany - History - 1945-1990
NBS Text History: Specific Subjects
ONIX Text General/trade

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