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Border soldiers from both East and West would later suspect that he worked for the other side.
But barely a teen and scarcely taller than the surrounding shrubs, the young birder posed little threat.
If the guards on the other side of the border would only take a moment to observe the shrike, he thought, they’d no doubt appreciate how the bird impaled its prey—grasshoppers, beetles, and other bugs—on spikes of the blackthorn bush.
The guards did, however, keep close tabs on the boy, named Kai.
Tens of thousands of East Germans had fled across this border since the first barbed wire fences starting going up in the 1950s. On August 25, 1963, a two-and-a-half year old named Peter Eichhorn accidentally wandered across a minefield not far from where Kai grew up, then fell asleep on the other side.
Hundreds of refugees, including a boy named Rainer Brand, died trying to cross.
To get the story right I would have to follow a stranger into a minefield. With his dimpled cheeks, olive vest, and soft leather shoes, Kai Frobel looked like a teddy bear on safari.
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