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 .
- 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
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||German soldier, fatality on the inner-German border|
|DATE OF BIRTH||February 7, 1955|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Wismar|
|DATE OF DEATH||4th September 1983|
|Place of death||at Kneese|