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Julius hut eventful fate of an oppressive place in the southern Harz

Few places in the southern Harz region were hit by turmoil such as Julius hut between 1944 and 1964. By those in power, this town was abused, bruised and obliterated. Were at various points of Südharzer karst landscape in the last years of the war underground workshops for aircraft parts and built V-weapons, so in the throat at home Uftrungen, at Stempeda, Niedersachswerfen, Woffleben and Ellrich. The largest facility of its kind that was approximately 40 km long tunnel system at the Kohnstein Niedersachswerfen, where about 35 000 Prisoners, the V 1 und V 2  [...]

From Netzkater to Sophienhof

Historically, to report, that from 8.4.1945 Ilfeld and environment has been put in readiness for defense.. and Lieutenant Colonel Grand Cross moved his command post in the hotel Netzkater. The basement of the hotel served as a dressing room from now on. Owner Walter Liesegang (10.10.1899 – 11.11.1997) and family were evacuated and housed in Hufhaus. At the 13.4.1945 began the bombardment of mortars, but only at the railways and the railway station building in anrichtete Netzkater damage. Ein Werfergeschoss schlug im Gleis zwischen der Papierfabrik und dem Ottostollen ein und riss die  [...]