Category: Reichsland Elsass-Lothringen

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Reichsland Elsass-Lothringen (Imperial territory of Alsace-Lorraine)

The Imperial territory of Alsace-Lorraine generally Elsass-Lothringen, was a territory created by the German Empire in 1871 after it annexed most of Alsace and the Moselle region of Lorraine following its victory in the Franco-Prussian War. The Alsatian part lay in the Rhine Valley on the west bank of the Rhine River and east of the Vosges Mountains. The Lorraine section was in the upper Moselle valley to the north of the Vosges Mountains.

The Imperial territory of Alsace-Lorraine was made up of 93% of Alsace (7% remained French) and 26% of Lorraine (74% remained French). For historical reasons, specific legal dispositions are still applied in the territory in form of a local law. In relation to its special legal status, since its reversion to France following World War I, the territory has been referred to administratively as Alsace-Moselle. (1)


Person Profiles (5)

12 Jan 1822 Schweigen, Schweigen-Rechtenbach, Südliche Weinstraße, Rheinland-Pfalz, Deutschland
abt 1780 Weißenburg, Wissembourg, Niederrhein, Elsaß, Frankreich - 20 Feb 1845
02 Aug 1829 Schweigen, Schweigen-Rechtenbach, Südliche Weinstraße, Rheinland-Pfalz, Deutschland
28 Mar 1807 Oberhofen, Weißenburg, Elsaß-Lothringen, Deutschland




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