Kohren-Sahlis is a town in the Leipzig district, in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It is situated 14 km southeast of Borna, and 31 km northwest of Chemnitz.
History [ edit ]
The first documented mention of Kohren-Sahlis was in 974.
Nazi Era [ edit ]
From 1 November 1942 to 14 April 1945 the children's home "Sonnenwiese" (Sunny Meadow), which was operated by the SS
Lebensborn organization, was located in Kohren-Salis. Primarily children abducted from Norway were placed here before they were passed on for adoption to families loyal to the Nazi system . [2 ] [3 ] [4 ]
Religion [ edit ]
The St. Gangulphus Church in 1952
Kohren-Sahlis is situated in a traditional Lutheran area. The
Saint Gangulphus Church in Kohren-Sahlis, the Christ Church in Rüdigsdorf, the Village Churches in Altmörbitz and Gnandstein as well as the Chapel of Gnandstein Castle all belong to the Kohren Region Parish of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church of Saxony.
The few Catholics in Kohren-Sahlis belong to St. Joseph's Parish of
Borna, Bishopric of Dresden-Meissen.
Culture and Attractions [ edit ]
Ceramic Fountain in the Market Square, Kohren-Sahlis
Triangulation Pillar "Sahlis near Frohburg"
Museums [ edit ]
Hoffmann’sche Collection Museum
Gnandstein Castle Museum
Monuments and Buildings [ edit ]
References [ edit ]