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A Daring Escape Beneath the Berlin Wall

Helena Merriman In Conversation With Hannah MacInnes

59 mins watch time

Posted August 2021

History

It’s summer, 1962, and Joachim Rudolph, a student, is digging a tunnel under the Berlin Wall. Waiting on the other side in East Berlin – dozens of men, women and children; all willing to risk everything to escape… Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews with the survivors, and thousands of pages of Stasi documents, award-winning broadcaster Helena Merriman joins us to reveal the true story of the most brazen and brilliant escape attempt of the cold war.