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The curious case of Lutz Eigendorf - Part 2

March 2, 2010
By Uli Hesse-Lichtenberger
(Archive)
Most West Germans never doubted the police's explanation for Lutz Eigendorf's death and accepted the theory that it was an accident as the most likely.

• Uli Hesse: Part 1 of the story

At that time, the German Democratic Republic (GDR) was ridiculed rather than demonised by most ordinary citizens in the West and the idea that the so-called communist country's secret police may have been up to foul play on West German territory against a young man who was, after all, ...

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