25 August 1962|
|Died||22 November 1980
Cause of death
|Shot by a guard whilst attempting to enter West Berlin from Hohen Neuendorf, which was in the former GDR|
|Vacant property on Florastrasse
|Monuments||White Crosses, Berlin
"Window Of Remembrance", Berlin
"Marienetta Jirkowsky Monument", Hohen Neuendorf
|Known for||Youngest of 8 women killed at the Berlin Wall|
At 3.40am on November 22, 1980, Marienetta Jirkowsky and two friends attempted to cross the border between enter West Berlin from Hohen Neuendorf, which was in the former GDR. They were discovered by East German border guards and Jirkowsky was hit by 27 bullets, mainly in her stomach. She died the same day at 11.40 in Hennigsdorf hospital; she was 18 years old.
Marienetta Jirkowsky was the youngest of the 8 women killed at the Berlin wall, among the total of at least 138 victims.
Memorials to her death are located in the "White Crosses" memorial, next to the Reichstag building, in the "Window Of Remembrance" of the Berlin Wall Memorial in Berlin and near the former scene of the crime, in Hohen Neuendorf.