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Lichtenburg was a Nazi concentration camp, housed in a Renaissance castle in Prettin, near Wittenberg in the Province of Saxony. Along with Sachsenburg , it was among the first to be built by the Nazis, and was operated by the SS from 1933 to 1939. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lichtenburg_(concentration_camp)
Castle Lichtenburg is a castle in Saxony-Anhalt. Castle Lichtenburg is situated in Prettin. Castle Lichtenburg from Mapcarta, the open map.
Lichtenburg was a Nazi concentration camp, housed in a Renaissance castle in Prettin, near Wittenberg in the Province of Saxony. Along with Sachsenburg , it was among the first to be built by the Nazis, and was operated by the SS from 1933 to 1939. 
Aug 27, 2006 · Lichnice Castle (Lichtenburg) Lichnice is an early Gothic castle built in 1250 by Smil from Zitava, who later changed his name to "from Svetlik" or "from Lichtenburg" in German. The castle was enlarged in the 15th century, rebuilt in the 16th century, demolished after the Thirty Years' War and deserted.
The National Socialists used the Lichtenburg castle, which dates back to the early modern period, as a »concentration camp for male prisoners in protective custody«. The first prisoners were for the most part political opponents of the new regime, among them Ernst Reuter, who would become Berlin's mayor after the war.
Later August I of Saxony had the monastery buildings demolished and, at the request of his wife Anna, built a castle, the "Lichtenburg", in the style of the Saxon Renaissance. The outstanding resident was the Saxon Electress Hedwig, widow of Elector Christian II, who had her widow's residence here from 1611 to 1641 .
The castle was probably a constructed as a royal base in the first half of the 13th century. It was first mentioned in 1261, when it was in possession of Smil of Ronow, who called himself Smil of Lichtenburg and thereby created the von Lichtenburg family.
- first half of the 13th century
- 487 m (1,598 ft) AMSL
Media in category "Schloss Lichtenburg" The following 8 files are in this category, out of 8 total. Bundesarchiv Bild 183-2005-0901-513, Lichtenburg, Kundgebung der VVN.jpg 800 × 589; 84 KB