he eventual millions that would cross from East to West still faced attempts from the East German government to dissuade them. Here East German policemen spray demonstrating Berliners with water on Nov.
A West German police officer, front center, looks at a woman following the activities through the barbed wire fence between the French and Soviet sector in the Schoenholz district in Berlin, Germany, September 25, 1961. A family, left background, is forced to leave their home close to the sector's border and loads their belongings up a van. In the background are three East German soldiers of the border guard.