Unterlüß

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Unterlüß
Ortsteil of Südheide
Coat of arms of Unterlüß
Coat of arms
Unterlüß is located in Germany
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
Country Germany
State Lower Saxony
District Celle
Municipality Südheide
Area
 • Total 77.53 km2 (29.93 sq mi)
Elevation 108 m (354 ft)
Population (2013-12-31)
 • Total 3,486
 • Density 45/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone CET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes 29345
Dialling codes 05827
Vehicle registration CE
Website www.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.