Talk:Gelsenkirchen

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Hello, I am from Gelsenkirchen (Germany).

  • 1. During the Nazi era Gelsenkirchen was a centre of weapon and ammunition production, - incorrect (coal & oil)
  • 2. for this reason it was completely bombed down by allied air raids in World War II. - incorrect (not completely, <50 %)
  • 1. During the Nazi era Gelsenkirchen was a centre of coalproduction and Oil refinery,
  • 2. for this reason it was bombed by allied air raids in World War II.

Nobody.de 16:26, 26 Apr 2004 (UTC)

Hello, Nobody[edit]

You puzzled me a bit with your "preselection". "Vorwahl" is generally "area code" in English.

Have a look at what I've done. Vielleicht werde ich später die anderen Teile des Gelsenkirchen-Artikels übersetzen. Ich weiß ziemlich wenig über Gelsenkirchen, trotz meines Besuchs, der zwei Wochen gedauert hat. Das war aber vor vielen Jahren, in 1981.


Hello,[edit]

I'm from Gelsenkirchen, too. It's true that it's been coal and hydrogenation industry, not ammunition (hydrogenation ~ making gas/fuel from coal) The article itself notes the hydrogenation plant. ("Hydrierwerk Scholven AG") During the war this plant has had its own Konzentrationslager, but it has been a Arbeitslager (working camp), not a Vernichtungslager (People were forced to work, not killed. Unlike Auschwitz, for example)

Regards, Daniel

Template:Infobox German Location[edit]

Please introduce the Infobox German Location with image. It provides a coherent look among German cities. Lear 21 23:01, 25 April 2007 (UTC)

Polish minority[edit]

See Ruhr Area, 5.1 % in 1900. This article completely ignores the existence of the Polish minority.Xx236 08:09, 5 October 2007 (UTC)

"city of a thousand fires"[edit]

Gelsenkirchen wasn't called "city of a thousand fires" "for all its smoking stacks" but for the flames of mine gasses being flared during the nights.

Pronunciation[edit]

The pronunciation given in the article shows the stress on the third syllable. Is this right? I visited Gelsenkirchen in 1981 and stayed there for two weeks and I seem to remember that it was consistently pronounced with stress on the first syllable. Kelisi 16:30, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

Stress[edit]

Gelsenkirchen has a main stress on KIR and a weaker stress on GEL. Two stresses are not unsual for longer place names. 89.59.148.96 (talk)


Library[edit]

hello, I'm from Gelsenkirchen too and I have good friends workin at our libary. We have about more than 700.000 medias, like books, CDs, DVDs etc. pp., in our library. Klaus 18th March 2008 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 84.61.153.163 (talk) 19:55, 18 March 2008 (UTC)

Postcodes[edit]

You really believe it to be important for a encyclopedia that Gelsenkirchen once had two postcodes in the long time ancient German post code system?? Gerhard51 (talk) 20:17, 8 August 2008 (UTC)