Cernay, Haut-Rhin

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Cernay
The town hall
The town hall
Coat of arms of Cernay
Coat of arms
Cernay is located in France
Cernay
Cernay
Coordinates: 47°49′N 7°11′E / 47.81°N 7.18°E / 47.81; 7.18Coordinates: 47°49′N 7°11′E / 47.81°N 7.18°E / 47.81; 7.18
Country France
Region Alsace
Department Haut-Rhin
Arrondissement Thann
Canton Cernay
Intercommunality Cernay et environs
Government
 • Mayor (2008–2014) Michel Sordi
Area
 • Land1 18.04 km2 (6.97 sq mi)
Population (2006)
 • Population2 10,995
 • Population2 density 610/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
INSEE/Postal code 68063 / 68700
Elevation 277–358 m (909–1,175 ft)
(avg. 295 m or 968 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Cernay (in German Sennheim) is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Alsace in north-eastern France.

It is situated on the river Thur, 17 km northwest of Mulhouse.

Second World War[edit]

The SS had an "ideology school" for their soldiers, where "race theory" was part of the curriculum.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Verdens Gang, 2010-11-11,Frivillig til tjeneste i helvete (An interview of former soldier Bjørn Lindstad),pages 44,45: "Du gikk på SS-ideologiskole i Sennheim og beskriver detaljert i boken om raselære og jødehets. Ble du ideologisk påvirket? — Sikkert, det ville vært rart ellers. Senere erfarte vi at jøder ikke var slik propagandaen fremstilte dem."

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