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Berlin Wall section on display at Ohio museum

By Victoria Advocate
June 24, 2010 at 1:24 a.m.


CINCINNATI (AP) - A three-ton section of the Berlin Wall has become part of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in downtown Cincinnati.

The section 12 feet tall and 4 feet wide will be dedicated as a monument July 3 outside the museum that focuses on how Civil War era slaves reached freedom, and on freedom around the world. It arrived Wednesday.

The Munich, Germany, Sister Cities Association worked to help get the section from Berlin to Cincinnati as part of a relationship with the Ohio city that began more than two decades ago as the Soviet bloc was falling apart.

The Freedom Center plans an educational mini-park for the segment, which will be lit at night. Other sections of the wall that divided East and West Berlin until 1989 have been given to other cities over the years.

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Information from: The Cincinnati Enquirer, http://www.enquirer.com

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