NS-Ordensburg Vogelsang

卐 Nationalsozialistische Umerziehung 卐 (National-Socialist Reeducation)

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History

In 1934 work began on three construction projects to build “Order Castles” or “School Castles” where the future leadership of the NSDAP would be trained. These projects were under the direction of Dr. Robert Ley, head of the Deutsche Arbeitsfront (Labor Front). These Ordensburgen were built at Sonthofen in the Allgäu (Bavaria), Crössinsee in Pomerania (now in Poland), and Vogelsang in the Eifel (North Rhein – Westfalia).

0762-4DgrClemens Klotz (31 May 1886 – 1969)

The Vogelsang Ordensburg was designed by architect Clemens Klotz, built on a hillside overlooking a large lake valley. The school was completed in 1936 and the first class of “Junker” (cadets) began training immediately. The overall project as planned was never completed, with a large “House of Knowledge” hall, a 2000-bed hotel, and other buildings being omitted. During World War II the site was used for military purposes and to house refugees from bombed German…

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  1. Today Vogelsang is used as a refugee camp and deNazification centre.


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