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Coat of arms of Meuselwitz
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Meuselwitz   is located in Germany
Coordinates: 51°3′0″N 12°18′0″E / 51.05000°N 12.30000°E / 51.05000; 12.30000Coordinates: 51°3′0″N 12°18′0″E / 51.05000°N 12.30000°E / 51.05000; 12.30000
Country Germany
State Thuringia
District Altenburger Land
 • Mayor Barbara Golder (CDU)
 • Total 56.99 km2 (22.00 sq mi)
Elevation 170 m (560 ft)
Population (2015-12-31)[1]
 • Total 10,233
 • Density 180/km2 (470/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 04610
Dialling codes 03448
Vehicle registration ABG

Meuselwitz is a town in the Altenburger Land district, in Thuringia, Germany. It is situated 12 km northwest of Altenburg and 11 km east of Zeitz.


During World War II, a subcamp of the Buchenwald concentration camp operated here. It provided slave labour for HASAG, the third largest consumer of forced labour during the war. All satellites of Buchenwald were HASAG factories. The Meuselwitz plant used 1,666 prisoners, of which, 1,376 were women. The SS charged less for women; they had a higher mortality rate.[2] Wintersdorf has been part of the town Meuselwitz since December 1, 2007.


  1. ^ "Bevölkerung der Gemeinden, Gemeinschaftsfreie Gemeinde, erfüllende/beauftragende Gemeinden, Verwaltungsgemeinschaft/Mitgliedsgemeinden in Thüringen". Thüringer Landesamt für Statistik (in German). July 2016. 
  2. ^ Edward Victor.Alphabetical List of Camps, Subcamps and Other %20 of %20 camps.htm