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In 1951, the city was renamed to "Stadt Salzgitter" (City of Salzgitter), while the borough Salzgitter was renamed to "Salzgitter-Bad", referring to the brine bath there. In the course of the local administrative reform of Lower-Saxony effective from 1 March 1974, the municipalities Üfingen and Sauingen (formerly Landkreis Wolfenbüttel) were incorporated, increasing the number of boroughs to 31. Iron ore continued to be mined in Salzgitter until 1982; in the former mine Schacht Konrad (Konrad mine), an ultimate disposal place for radioactive waste has been planned since 1975.

This was then done.  But the SS man checked out these records, allegedly dangerous to the state, and the record player and used them at a party at his own home.  In the confusion of the last months of the war, Herbert Schemmel was finally able, in January 1945, to illegally smuggle his property out of the effects room and to play the jazz records again.

There are those among us, who say the Holocaust didn't happen at all. Or maybe a few people were killed, but not millions. Historical facts have proven time and time again, that Nazi Germany, planned and implemented their plan to rid Europe of those whom they considered sub-human. Accurate numbers for exactly how many humans died as a result of the Nazi plans are simply not available and never will be. Research by some of the worlds most able historians place the number of Holocaust victims murdered by government policy to be not less than twelve million and probably more.

Stolpersteine literally translates to "stumbling stone" and is a project by German artist Gunter Demnig . Stolpersteine commemorate victims of the Holocaust in cobblestone-sized brass memorials marked with a name (or names of the family), date(s) of birth and a brief description of their fate. Usually they state " Hier wohnte " (here lived), but sometimes it is the place the person studied, worked or taught. The ending is usually the same, " ermordet " (murdered) with the infamous locations of Auschwitz, Dachau... 

Inmates of concentration camps were centralized in construction labor brigades (German:Baubrigaden), organized by the SS , to clean up after air raids , remove unexploded ordnance devices and bombs, or recover corpses. Some of the brigades worked also at the Friesenwall — part of the Atlantic Wall at the German North Sea coast — and fortifications in German cities . antitank obstacles. Other brigades were placing or repairing rails or railway stations.


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