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Coat of arms of Willich51°15′47″N 6°32′57″EWillich is a town in the district of Viersen in North Rhine-Westphali near the cities of Düsseldorf, Mönchengladbach and Krefeld, about 30 km from the border with the Netherlands. The city was founded in 1970 out of the formerly independent villages of Willich, Anrath, Schiefbahn and Neersen. Anrath was mentioned for the first time in 1010, Willich in 1245, Neersen in 1262 and Schiefbahn in 1420. Wikipedia. The villages belonged to the Electorate of Cologne until the French Revolutionary Wars when they were occupied and annexed by France in 1794. At the end of the Napoleonic Wars in 1815 the villages fell to the Kingdom of Prussia. During the 19th century more than 100 Jews lived in the four villages. During the Third Reich, the Nazis deported 40 Jews of whom 38 were ultimately murdered in the Nazi death camps. Wikipedia [August 2012]

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