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A German Fate At The Fence Of Barbed Wire

Some of our followers may recognize these photos from when we first posted them on the 50th anniversary of Berlin Wall in August of 2011: Making the Impossible Decision.  With their family unexpectedly divided by the fledgling Berlin Wall, the mother makes a split-second decision to pass her son over the wire to her husband during a momentary lapse by the border guards.

Slate’s history blog, The Vault (also on Tumblr), is now trying to identify the family from this heart-wrenching series of photos:

Do you know who this family is?

Hard to believe now it all happened…

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