Once is enough, twice is too much, and the third time? Maybe this is the charm that you might be looking for if you’re escaping a Nazi regime.

This is what happened in the case of the joint forces of the two families who did not give up until they got their freedom when they crossed the Berlin Wall even after two failed attempts.

For Peter Strelzyk and Gunter Wetzel, the time, effort, and dangers they had to face were all worth it if it meant the freedom of their families. So in 1979, they made their attempts to leave East Germany.


After World War II ended, Germany was divided into two completely different sides: West Germany, which flourished and became modernized with the help of the United States and Britain, and East Germany, which was under the control of the Soviet Union and stumbled down.