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Landsberg am Lech

Landsberg am Lech (läntsˈbĕrk äm lĕkh) [key] or Landsberg, town (1994 pop. 23,810), Bavaria, SW Germany, on the Lech River. Textiles, metal goods, and paper are manufactured. Its fortress served as a political prison; Adolf Hitler wrote Mein Kampf while imprisoned there in 1923–24, and numerous convicted Nazi war criminals were held there after 1945.

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