Moringen

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Moringen
Coat of arms of Moringen
Coat of arms
Moringen  is located in Germany
Moringen
Moringen
Coordinates: 51°42′N 9°52′E / 51.700°N 9.867°E / 51.700; 9.867Coordinates: 51°42′N 9°52′E / 51.700°N 9.867°E / 51.700; 9.867
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Northeim
Government
 • Mayor Hartmut Schnabel (Ind.)
Area
 • Total 82.25 km2 (31.76 sq mi)
Population (2013-12-31)[1]
 • Total 7,045
 • Density 86/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 37186
Dialling codes 05554
Vehicle registration NOM
Website www.moringen.de

Moringen is a town in the district Northeim, in the southern part of Lower Saxony, Germany. The town consists of the center Moringen and eight surrounding villages, Fredelsloh being one of them.

History[edit]

The town and its villages were founded over a thousand years ago. It is the seat of a psychiatric hospital, founded in late 19th century. During WWII the hospital was emptied and used by the Nazis as the Moringen concentration camp. Today it is again a psychiatric hospital.

Economy[edit]

Among the larger firms operating in the community is Piller, a maker of industrial fans. The Northeim district's major waste Landfill is in Moringen.

Museum[edit]

  • house KZ Gedenkstätte
  • historic gas holder

Literature[edit]

  • The Women's Camp in Moringen: A Memoir of Imprisonment in Nazi Germany 1936-1937

by Gabriele Herz (Author), Jane Caplan (Editor), Hildegard Herz (Translator), Howard Hartig (Translator). Berghahn Books (15 Nov 2005). ISBN 1-84545-077-9; ISBN 978-1-84545-077-9.

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