|BOTTROP - Kirchhellen: North Rhine-Westphalia|
, 51°31' N, 06°55' E, 6 miles NW of Essen, in Nordrhein-Westfalen. Jewish population: 68 (1905), 237 (1927). Bottrop is a city in west central Germany on the Rhine-Herne Cana in the Ruhr industrial area. Bottrop adjoins Essen, Oberhausen, Gladbeck and Dorsten. The city had been a coal-mining and rail center and contains factories producing coal-tar derivatives, chemicals, textiles, and machinery. Bottrop began as a mining center in the 1860s. In 1975 it unified with neighbouring communities of Gladbeck and Kirchhellen, but Gladbeck left in 1976, leading to Kirchhellen becoming a district of Bottrop as Bottrop-Kirchhellen. 40% of the city's population is of Polish descent as late 19th century immigrants.
CEMETERY: 46236 North Rhine-Westphalia (Gerz)
- History in Handbook 2008 , pp. 249
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