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Nister Mill

Konrad-Adenauer memorial plaque

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One of the historically significant places in the vicinity of Hachenburg is the Nistermühle mill south of the city, first mentioned in a document in 1234. In September 1944, the Roedig family hid Konrad Adenauer, later Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany, there from the Secret State Police (Gestapo). Joseph Roedig, who was a friend of the Adenauer family, belonged to the Centre Party, as did Konrad Adenauer. Under the alias Dr. Weber, Adenauer stayed in the Nistermühle until his discovery or arrest by the Gestapo on 25 September 1944. On 18 January 1976, as part of a

Text of the memorial plaque
1st Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany - 1st President of the Christian Decomratic Union of Germany - hid from the Secret State Police of the Hitler regime in this "Nistermühle" in 1944 Adenauer was politically persecuted as an active opponent of the Nazi system. When the GESTAPO found out about this hiding place, they surrounded the Nistermühle at night. Adenauer was taken to the Brauweiler prison near Cologne. This commemorative plaque was erected by the CDU Westerwald on the occasion of the 100th birthday of the great statesman on 5.1.1976

Literature: Bruno M. Struif/Rebekka Victor: 777 years Nistermühle 1234-2011 (vol. 3 of GWH publications), Hachenburg 2011, pp. 89-107.
Regina Klinkhammer: Konrad Adenauer at the Nistermühle, in: Stefan Grathoff: History of the town of Hachenburg, Hachenburg 2011, pp. 118-122.

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