Moosbierbaum

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Wetzlar
Industrygunpowder
HeadquartersMoosbierbaum, Austria
ParentŠkoda

Moosbierbaum is part of the municipality (commune) of Atzenbrugg in the Lower Austria.

History[edit]

In 1913, the Škoda Wetzlar gunpowder factory was established in Moosbierbaum. As a target of the Oil Campaign of World War II, Moosbierbaum had a chemical works which performed 60,000 tons/year of Naphtha dehydrogenation,[1] and an adjacent refinery for the oil from Zistersdorf. Moosbierbaum also had a Nazi Germany forced labor subcamp of Mauthausen.

Singer contralto Hilde Rössel-Majdan was a native of Moosbierbaum.

Coordinates: 48°18′N 15°54′E / 48.300°N 15.900°E / 48.300; 15.900