Peter Fechter, one of the first victims of the Berlin Wall

August 17, 2012 § Leave a comment

Peter Fechter (14 January 1944 – 17 August 1962) was a German bricklayer from Berlin in what became East Germany in 1945. He was 18 when he became one of the first victims of the Berlin Wall’s border guards while trying to cross over to what was then West Berlin.

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