Unterlüß

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Unterlüß
Ortsteil of Südheide
Coat of arms of Unterlüß
Coat of arms
Location of Unterlüß
Unterlüß is located in Germany
Unterlüß
Unterlüß
Unterlüß is located in Lower Saxony
Unterlüß
Unterlüß
Coordinates: 52°51′1″N 10°17′29″E / 52.85028°N 10.29139°E / 52.85028; 10.29139Coordinates: 52°51′1″N 10°17′29″E / 52.85028°N 10.29139°E / 52.85028; 10.29139
CountryGermany
StateLower Saxony
DistrictCelle
MunicipalitySüdheide
Area
 • Total77.53 km2 (29.93 sq mi)
Elevation
108 m (354 ft)
Population
 (2013-12-31)
 • Total3,486
 • Density45/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
29345
Dialling codes05827
Vehicle registrationCE
Websitewww.unterluess.de

Unterlüß is a village and a former municipality in the district of Celle, in Lower Saxony, Germany. Since 1 January 2015 it is part of the municipality Südheide. It is situated approximately 30 km northeast of Celle, and 25 km southwest of Uelzen.

History[edit]

From August 1944 to April 1945, a satellite camp of Bergen-Belsen concentration camp was in operation at Unterlüß-Altensothrieth. Guarded by SS staff, around 600 female prisoners were forced to clear forest, do building work or to work at the Rheinmetall munitions works.[1]:204

References[edit]

  1. ^ Knoch, Habbo (ed) (2010). Bergen-Belsen: Wehrmacht POW Camp 1940–1945, Concentration Camp 1943–1945, Displaced Persons Camp 1945–1950. Catalogue of the permanent exhibition. Wallstein. ISBN 978-3-8353-0794-0.CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)