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Comparison of Brandenburg in 1871 and Modern Brandenburg[edit | edit source]

At the end of World War II, a large section of 1871 Brandenburg, the Neumark, was ceded to Poland. As the Neumark lay east of the Oder-Neisse line which formed the new border between Allied-controlled Germany and Poland, the region was put under Polish administration. Germans remaining in the region were expelled and their land and possessions confiscated. A small part of the German population, mostly technicians for the water supply companies, were retained and used for compulsory labour; they were allowed to emigrate to Germany in the 1950s. According to the Centre Against Expulsions, 40,000 Neumarkers were killed in action as soldiers, 395,000 fled to West or East Germany by 1950, and 208,000 died, disappeared, or were murdered during the course of flight or expulsion by Polish and Soviet troops.

Brandenburg Prior to Partition (Click on the map to see a larger version.)

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Modern Brandenburg

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Kreise of the Neumark in 1873

1. For the 1871 Meyers Gazettee and the Family History Library Catalog, these counties will be listed as part of Brandenburg.
2. When dealing with modern locations, archives, and parish correspondence, they will be part of Poland.


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Administrative Districts[edit | edit source]

Brandenburg is divided into 14 rural districts (Kreise), and 23 four districts (Kreisfreie Städte).

Rural Districts (Kreise)[edit | edit source]

  • Barnim
  • Dahme-Spreewald
  • Elbe-Elster
  • Havelland
  • Märkisch-Oderland
  • Oberhavel
  • Oberspreewald-Lausitz
  • Oder-Spree
  • Ostprignitz-Ruppin
  • Potsdam-Mittelmark
  • Prignitz
  • Spree-Neiße
  • Teltow-Fläming
  • Uckermark

Urban Districts (Kreisfreie Städte)[edit | edit source]

  • Stadt Brandenburg an der Havel
  • Stadt Cottbus
  • Stadt Frankfurt
  • Stadt Potsdam

Interactive Map of Germany[edit | edit source]

Here is an interactive map for Germany.