Harry Weltzin

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Harry Weltzin (born February 7, 1955 in Wismar ; † September 4, 1983 at Kneese ) was a fatality on the inner-German border .


View of the memorial to the death of Harry Weltzin with two memorial plaques.

Harry Weltzin grew up in Wismar and after three years of service with the border troops of the GDR studied electrical engineering at the Wismar engineering college . After disputes at his job, which he lost as a result, he decided to flee the GDR. With a folding spade he tried to undermine the border fence. He triggered a self-shot system and died of the resulting injuries.

Harry Weltzin was engaged and had one child since June 1983.

In the immediate vicinity of the place where he died, a memorial was erected in 2013 in the form of a segment of the expanded metal fence of the border , on which two memorial plaques are attached, and another plaque commemorates him in front of the Lübeck-Schlutup border documentation center .

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Individual evidence

  1. 1983 Wismarer died near Kneese - memorial commemorates Harry Weltzin who died on the border , article in the Schweriner Volkszeitung from August 16, 2013, accessed on July 22, 2020

Coordinates: 53 ° 39 '23.9 "  N , 10 ° 57' 21.2"  E