Hirzenhain

Hirzenhain is a municipality in the Wetteraukreis, in Hesse, Germany. It is located approximately 45 kilometers northeast of Frankfurt am Main. It has a population of around 2,800.

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Hirzenhain in 2009
Hirzenhain in 2009
Coat of arms of Hirzenhain
Coat of arms
Location of Hirzenhain within Wetteraukreis district
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Hirzenhain is located in Germany
Hirzenhain
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Hirzenhain is located in Hesse
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Coordinates: 50°23′25″N 9°8′10″E / 50.39028°N 9.13611°E / 50.39028; 9.13611Coordinates: 50°23′25″N 9°8′10″E / 50.39028°N 9.13611°E / 50.39028; 9.13611
CountryGermany
StateHesse
Admin. regionDarmstadt
DistrictWetteraukreis
Subdivisions3 districts
Government
 • MayorFreddy Kammer
Area
 • Total16.11 km2 (6.22 sq mi)
Elevation
260 m (850 ft)
Population
 (2019-12-31)[1]
 • Total2,882
 • Density180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Postal codes
63697
Dialling codes06045
Vehicle registrationFB
Websitewww.hirzenhain.de

HistoryEdit

From 1943 to 1945 the area was the site of de:Arbeitserziehungslager Hirzenhain, a camp for forced labour by convicted criminals and prisoners of war, run by the Gestapo. On 25 March 1945, shortly before the end of the war, a troop of SS killed 87 inmates of the camp. There is a memorial to the victims in the municipality. The dead were reinterred at Arnsburg Abbey in 1960.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerungsstand am 31.12.2019". Hessisches Statistisches Landesamt (in German). July 2020.
  2. ^ Sundermann, Detlef (26 March 2010). "SS-Massenmord kurz vor Kriegsende(German)". Frankfurter Rundschau. Retrieved 15 January 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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