The war hero Conrad Schumann died at the age of 56. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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Best remembered for jumping over the Berlin Wall into West Germany during the wall’s 1961 construction, he became a symbol of defiance against Cold War Era-oppression. Prior to his legendary leap, he had served as a soldier in the East German Army.
He settled in Bavaria, West Germany, with his wife, Kunigunde.
On 20 June 1998, suffering from depression, he committed suicide, hanging himself in his orchard near the town of Kipfenberg in Upper Bavaria.