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Wallerfangen
Wallerfangen
(French: Vaudrevange/Valdrevange) is a municipality of Saarlouis
Saarlouis
district, Saarland, Germany. Located west of Saarlouis
Saarlouis
and along the French border, it is the seat of the villages of Ittersdorf, Ihn, Leidingen, St. Barbara, Kerlingen, Gisingen, Rammelfangen, Oberlimberg, Bedersdorf, and Düren. History[edit] Formerly called Walderfinga, it was established by the Duchy of Lorraine, and belonged to the Duchy until the Napoleonic Wars
Napoleonic Wars
in the late 18th century, at which time it came under French control. Up until 1687, Wallerfangen
Wallerfangen
possessed town privileges. In that year, the fortifications and most of the buildings were destroyed and the inhabitants were moved to the newly found town-fortress of Saarlouis. In 1815, under the Treaty of Paris, Prussia
Prussia
assumed control of the area. For all intents and purposes, it remained in the possession of the German Federation of States until 1919. The Treaty of Versailles created an independent and autonomous territory of Saargebiet, administered by France
France
and the League of Nations
League of Nations
until 1935. Under the terms of Versailles, the citizens of the Saargebiet
Saargebiet
voted to become part of Germany, doing so in spite of Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
having assumed power in 1933. World War II
World War II
brought much despair and bloodshed for Wallerfangen
Wallerfangen
and its citizens. Being the western border of the German Reich, the area became battleground in 1944/45, and the area was evacuated en masse twice. After World War II, Wallerfangen
Wallerfangen
belonged to the newly independent, but French-controlled, Saarland. Notable people[edit]

Irene Gammel, author and biographer Franz von Papen, buried there

References[edit]

^ "Fläche und Bevölkerung - Stand: 31.12.2016 (Basis Zensus 2011)" (PDF). Statistisches Amt des Saarlandes (in German). January 2018. 

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Towns and municipalities in Saarlouis
Saarlouis
(district)

Bous Dillingen Ensdorf Lebach Nalbach Rehlingen-Siersburg Saarlouis Saarwellingen Schmelz Schwalbach Überherrn Wadgassen Wallerfangen

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WorldCat Identities VIAF: 140884772 GND: 4064457-1

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