Horseshoe Lake, 2016

Piece of the Berlin Wall Belonging to Bethalto Resident Shelly Niemeier

Citation

“Piece of the Berlin Wall Belonging to Bethalto Resident Shelly Niemeier,” Madison Historical, accessed November 27, 2021, https://madison-historical.siue.edu/archive/items/show/1042.

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Description

This small fragment of the Berlin Wall was obtained by Bethalto resident Shelly Niemeier around when the wall was destroyed in November and December 1989. The wall famously divided Berlin during the Cold War, and its collapse symbolized the end of the Cold War.

This piece of the Berlin Wall was photographed as part of a Madison Historical class visit to Civic Memorial High School in spring 2018. It was brought to class by Kaylee Klaustermeier.

Subjects

  • culture
  • Bethalto
  • Cold War

Contributor

  • Niemeier, Shelly

Date

1989

Relevant Encyclopedia Article

Type

  • Object

Format

  • Color photograph of object
  • jpg

Coverage

  • Bethalto, Illinois
  • 1980s

Identifier

  • Klaustermeier-Kaylee-Ob-0001
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