Landsberg is a Landkreis (district) in Bavaria, Germany. It is bounded by (from the north and clockwise) the districts of Aichach-Friedberg, Fürstenfeldbruck, Starnberg, Weilheim-Schongau, Ostallgäu and Augsburg.
|Adm. region||Upper Bavaria|
|• Total||804.38 km2 (310.57 sq mi)|
(31 December 2017)
|• Density||150/km2 (380/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+01:00 (CET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+02:00 (CEST)|
In 1180 the lands east of the Lech river fell to the Wittelsbach dynasty of Bavaria; the lands on the western bank were acquired about 1315.
The district of Landsberg was established in 1938 as the successor of another entity (Bezirksamt) of the same name. In the administrative reform of 1972 the district received its present shape.
In the final stages of World War II, the German Armaments Ministry and the SS established the Kaufering concentration camp including 11 subcamps in the general area of Landsberg and Kaufering. It was set up as a subcamp of Dachau. At the end of April in 1945, the SS evacuated or destroyed what they could before the Allies arrived. A dramatization of the discovery and liberation of the camp was presented in Episode 9: Why We Fight of the Band of Brothers mini-series in the year 2001. The historical information, film and foto material were given by Anton Posset to the film producer Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks.
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- "Fortschreibung des Bevölkerungsstandes". Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik und Datenverarbeitung (in German). September 2018.
- "KAUFERING". Holocaust Encyclopedia. United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. May 4, 2009. Retrieved 13 January 2010.
- Original movie of the U.S. Army: liberation of the concentration camp Kaufering IV (by Landsberg Lech), in April 1945. This film and the photos, made by the U.S. Army, served as a template for Part 9 "Band of Brothers". Retrieved 28 July 2018
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Landkreis Landsberg am Lech.|
- European Holocaust Memorial - a monument ensemble against racism and totalitarianism at the place of the crime - under the executive management of the Citizens´ Association European Holocaust Memorial Foundation
- Official website (in German)
- Kaufering.com an online memorial to the victims of the Kaufering death camps and their liberators.
- The Holocaust in the Landsberg area - Citizens´ Association "Landsberg in the 20th Century" (English)