Jamel

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Jamel
Ortsteil of Gägelow
Jamel is located in Germany
Jamel
Jamel
Coordinates: 53°52′24.61″N 11°18′16.18″E / 53.8735028°N 11.3044944°E / 53.8735028; 11.3044944Coordinates: 53°52′24.61″N 11°18′16.18″E / 53.8735028°N 11.3044944°E / 53.8735028; 11.3044944
Country Germany
State Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
District Nordwestmecklenburg
Municipal assoc. Grevesmühlen-Land
Municipality Gägelow
Elevation 74 m (243 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 35
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 23968
Dialling codes 03841
Vehicle registration NWM

Jamel is a German village in the municipality of Gägelow, in the Nordwestmecklenburg district, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

History[edit]

According to Mecklenburg Urkundenbuch, the village was first mentioned in 1230 as Jamene.[1] On 1 July 1950 it merged with Wolde, as autonomous municipality, in the new one of Gressow, merged in 1961 into the current municipality of Gägelow.

Geography[edit]

Jamel is located at the end of a secondary road departing from the Bundesstraße 105, between Gägelow (7 km (4.3 mi) far, in the east) and Grevesmühlen (11 km (6.8 mi) far in the west). It is 17 km (11 mi) far from Wismar, 44 km (27 mi) from Schwerin and 60 km (37 mi) from Lübeck.

Far-right extremism[edit]

According to Der Spiegel, it is populated almost entirely by neo-Nazis and far-right extremists.[2] A signpost near the main road pointed to Vienna, Paris, and Braunau am Inn—the birthplace of Adolf Hitler.[3] In April 2011 the administrative court at Schwerin confirmed the order of the head official of Amt Grevesmühlen-Land, that the sign corresponds to the definition of Volksverhetzung (hate crime) and has to be removed.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (German) Some historical infos at nordwestmecklenburg.de
  2. ^ Popp, Maximilian. "The Village Where the Neo-Nazis Rule". Der Spiegel. 
  3. ^ Associated Press (6 February 2011). "Neo-Nazis dominate tiny German village". www.foxnews.com. Retrieved 7 September 2011. 

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