Meuselwitz is a town in the Altenburger Land district, in Thuringia, Germany. It is situated 12 km northwest of Altenburg and 11 km east of Zeitz.

Meuselwitz
Coat of arms of Meuselwitz
Coat of arms
Location of Meuselwitz within Altenburger Land district
Meuselwitz in ABG.png
Meuselwitz is located in Germany
Meuselwitz
Meuselwitz
Meuselwitz is located in Thuringia
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Meuselwitz
Coordinates: 51°3′0″N 12°18′0″E / 51.05000°N 12.30000°E / 51.05000; 12.30000Coordinates: 51°3′0″N 12°18′0″E / 51.05000°N 12.30000°E / 51.05000; 12.30000
CountryGermany
StateThuringia
DistrictAltenburger Land
Government
 • MayorBarbara Golder (CDU)
Area
 • Total56.99 km2 (22.00 sq mi)
Elevation
170 m (560 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total10,065
 • Density180/km2 (460/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
04610
Dialling codes03448
Vehicle registrationABG
Websitewww.meuselwitz.de

HistoryEdit

During World War II, a subcamp of the Buchenwald concentration camp operated here. It provided slave labour for HASAG, the third largest consumer of forced labour during the war. All satellites of Buchenwald were HASAG factories. The Meuselwitz plant used 1,666 prisoners, of which, 1,376 were women. The SS charged less for women; they had a higher mortality rate.[2] Wintersdorf has been part of the town Meuselwitz since December 1, 2007.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden, erfüllenden Gemeinden und Verwaltungsgemeinschaften nach Geschlecht in Thüringen Gebietsstand: 31.12.2018". Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik (in German). September 2019.
  2. ^ Edward Victor. "Meuselwitz". Retrieved June 2, 2018.