An uplifting, inspirational moment, captured forever
From his post, Schumann heard the gathering West Germans encouraging him to defect with cries of 'come over!'
The photograph above, taken by Peter Leibing, was the iconic result.
Schumann subsequently moved from West Berlin into West Germany, marrying and settling down in Bavaria.
Sadly plagued by depression in his later life, Schumann committed suicide in 1998, hanging himself in his orchard.