Cernay, Haut-Rhin


Cernay (French pronunciation: [sɛʁnɛ] (listen); German: Sennheim; Alsatian: Sanna) is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.

Cernay

Sanne
The town hall
Coat of arms
Location of Cernay
Cernay
Cernay
Coordinates: 47°49′N 7°11′E
CountryFrance
RegionGrand Est
DepartmentHaut-Rhin
ArrondissementThann-Guebwiller
CantonCernay
IntercommunalityThann-Cernay
Government
  Mayor (20202026) Michel Sordi[1]
Area
1
18.04 km2 (6.97 sq mi)
Population
 (Jan. 2018)[2]
11,326
  Density630/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
68063 /68700
Elevation277–358 m (909–1,175 ft)
(avg. 295 m or 968 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

It is situated on the river Thur, 17 km northwest of Mulhouse.

Second World War


The SS had an "ideology school" for their soldiers, where "race theory" was part of the curriculum.[3]

See also


References


  1. "Répertoire national des élus: les maires". data.gouv.fr, Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
  2. "Populations légales 2018". INSEE. 28 December 2020.
  3. Verdens Gang, 2010-11-11,Frivillig til tjeneste i helvete (An interview of former soldier Bjørn Lindstad),pages 44,45: "Du gikk på SS-ideologiskole i Sennheim og beskriver detaljert i boken om raselære og jødehets. Ble du ideologisk påvirket? — Sikkert, det ville vært rart ellers. Senere erfarte vi at jøder ikke var slik propagandaen fremstilte dem."