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Dieter von Wichmann

Dieter von Wichmann

Dieter von Wichmann was born in 1938 in Bayreuth. While working as a sound engineer at the Friedrichstadtpalast Berlin, a well known theater in East Berlin, he witnessed the ways in which the building of the wall in 1961 caused the rupture between international contacts.

After attempting to return to West Germany in October 1963, he was arrested and sentenced to nearly two years in prison.