Now a new study, released today, takes a new "strict" approach, and places the number at 327, more than double the previous "verified" total. (My photo at left.) Just one detail:
The 327 victims came from both East and West Germany, and the vast majority (80 percent) were younger than 35 years old. The youngest victim was six-month-old Emanuel Holzhauer, who died of asphyxiation next to his parents inside the trunk of a car as they were being smuggled into the West from the GDR (East Germany).