Back in the 1960's and 1970's, Hasso Herschel dug tunnels that helped dozens of people escape East Berlin. Now, at the age of 74, he shows visitors how he did it during guided tours of the tunnels and bunkers in several parts of Berlin. Most were dug from west to east, since disposal of dirt was easier that way, and generally connected houses on both sides of the walls, usually through a hole in the basement floor.
The thought of crawling through a dark, dirty tunnel to escape an oppressive government is chilling, to say the least. This doesn't exactly sound like a feel-good tour, but it's a good way to learn some Cold War history, and it sure makes life in the west feel cushy.
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