50 Jahre Mauerbau

Zehn Jahre Gefängnis für Besuch bei der Mutter

In der Serie "50 Jahre Mauerbau" berichten Zeitzeugen über ihre Erlebnisse im geteilten Berlin. "Republikflüchtling" Manfred Migdal besuchte am 12. August 1961 seine Mutter in Ost-Berlin. Das kostete ihn zehn Jahre Freiheit.

Foto: Reto Klar

Den schlechtesten Ratschlag seines Lebens bekam Manfred Migdal am 13. August 1961, gegen halb elf Uhr vormittags auf der Warschauer Brücke – und er befolgte ihn. „Das war der größte Fehler, den ich je gemacht habe. Er hat mich fast zehn Jahre meiner Freiheit gekostet“, sagte der 68-jährige Berliner heute im Rückblick.

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