Between East and West Berlin

This image is often shared with the following caption: Young girl barely managed to cross the border between East and West Berlin in 1955.


It’s actually a still image from an Italian movie “Oggi a Berlino” (aka “East Zone, West Zone”), directed by Piero Vivarelli in 1962.

Source: Getty Images.

The viral caption is misleading, because it fails to mention that the source of this image is a fictional movie.

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  1. Did anything similar to this ever happen for real? Are there non-fake pictures of anything similar?

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  2. Good question. I don’t know if anything similar happened. Of course there were plenty of incidents. Examples:
    – 10 great escapes
    – List of deaths at the Berlin wall


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