Conrad Schumann
Name: Conrad Schumann
Occupation: War Hero
Gender: Male
Birth Day: March 28, 1942
Death Date: Jun 20, 1998 (age 56)
Age: Aged 56
Country: Germany
Zodiac Sign: Aries

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Conrad Schumann

Conrad Schumann was born on March 28, 1942 in Germany (56 years old). Conrad Schumann is a War Hero, zodiac sign: Aries. Nationality: Germany. Approx. Net Worth: Undisclosed.


Peter Leibing, a prominent German photographer, captured Schumann's defection from East to West Germany. The resulting image became one of the most famous visual representations of the Cold War era.

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As per our current Database, Conrad Schumann died on Jun 20, 1998 (age 56).


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Before Fame

At the age of eighteen, he joined the Bereitschaftspolizei (the East German State Police).


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On 15 August 1961, the 19-year-old Schumann was sent to the corner of Ruppiner Strasse and Bernauer Strasse to guard the Berlin Wall on its third day of construction. At that time and place, the wall was only a single coil of concertina wire. From the other side, West Germans shouted to him, "Komm' rüber!" ("Come over!"), and a police car pulled up to wait for him.


Schumann went from West Berlin into West Germany, where he settled in Bavaria. In 1962, he met and married Kunigunde Gunda in Günzburg. They had a son the next year. He took up a new job at a winery and eventually at the Audi car assembly factory in Ingolstadt, where he worked for nearly 30 years.


On 20 June 1998, suffering from depression, he committed suicide, hanging himself in his orchard near the town of Kipfenberg in Upper Bavaria. His body was found by his wife a few hours later.


In May 2011, the photograph of Schumann's "leap into freedom" was inducted into the UNESCO Memory of the World programme as part of a collection of documents on the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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Currently, Conrad Schumann is 79 years, 9 months and 22 days old. Conrad Schumann will celebrate 80th birthday on a Monday 28th of March 2022.

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