Bulgaria: Shot to Death While Trying to Escape

Uwe Pries, a citizen of the so-called German Democratic Republic (GDR), took a vacation in Bulgaria in the 1980-s. While playing a regular tourist, the young man's intention was to flee to the West via Turkey. He wanted to get out of communist Germany and believed it would be easy to escape via Bulgaria. He met a friend at the Black Sea coast,…
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