CdZ-Gebiet Lothringen

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The CdZ-Gebiet Lothringen (CdZ=Chef der Zivilverwaltung) (English: Territory of the Chief of Civil Administration of Lorraine) was an administrative division of the Gau Westmark from 1940 to 1945.

History[edit]

After the outbreak of the Second World War and the defeat of France in 1940, the département of Moselle, renamed "CdZ-Gebiet Lothringen", was added to the Gau Westmark on 30 November 1940.[1] In Nazi Germany, a "CdZ-Gebiet" was the name for a new German territory, under civil administration. This territory was under the authority of Josef Bürckel, Reichskommissar and Gauleiter.

The "CdZ-Gebiet Lothringen" was in the southern part of Gau Westmark. It corresponds exactly to the current département of Moselle. The capital of CdZ-Gebiet Lothringen was Metz. It comprised the subdistricts ("Kreise") of :

  1. Boulay, ("Landkreis Bolchen") ;
  2. Château-Salins, ("Landkreis Salzburg") ;
  3. Forbach, ("Landkreis Forbach") ;
  4. Metz, ("Landkreis Metz") ;
  5. Metz, ("Stadtkreis Metz") ;
  6. Sarrebourg, ("Landkreis Saarburg") ;
  7. Sarreguemines, ("Landkreis Saargemünd") ;
  8. Saint-Avold, ("Landkreis Sankt Avold") ;
  9. Thionville, ("Landkreis Diedenhofen-Ost") ;
  10. Thionville, ("Landkreis Diedenhofen-West") ;

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jacques Lorraine (Edmond Huntzbuchler): Les Allemands en France. Origines, Bretagne, Zone interdite Est, Bourgogne, Alsace et Lorraine, editions du Désert, Alger-Oran, 1945, p. 121-124.

Sources[edit]

  • Territoriale Veränderungen in Deutschland und deutsch verwalteten Gebieten 1874 - 1945 on territorial.de

Coordinates: 49°02′N 6°39′E / 49.033°N 6.650°E / 49.033; 6.650