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The town hall
Location of Cernay
Coordinates: 47°49′N 7°11′E / 47.81°N 7.18°E / 47.81; 7.18Coordinates: 47°49′N 7°11′E / 47.81°N 7.18°E / 47.81; 7.18
RegionGrand Est
 • Mayor (2020–2026) Michel Sordi[1]
18.04 km2 (6.97 sq mi)
 (Jan. 2019)[2]
 • Density640/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
INSEE/Postal code
68063 /68700
Elevation277–358 m (909–1,175 ft)
(avg. 295 m or 968 ft)
1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km2 (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

Cernay (French pronunciation: [sɛʁnɛ] (listen); German: Sennheim; Alsatian: Sanna) is a commune in the Haut-Rhin department in Grand Est in north-eastern France.

It is situated on the river Thur, 17 km northwest of Mulhouse.

Second World War

The SS had an "ideology school" for their soldiers, where "race theory" was part of the curriculum.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "Répertoire national des élus: les maires"., Plateforme ouverte des données publiques françaises (in French). 2 December 2020.
  2. ^ "Populations légales 2019". The National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies. 29 December 2021.
  3. ^ Verdens Gang, 2010-11-11,Frivillig til tjeneste i helvete (An interview of former soldier Bjørn Lindstad),pages 44,45: "Du gikk på SS-ideologiskole i Sennheim og beskriver detaljert i boken om raselære og jødehets. Ble du ideologisk påvirket? — Sikkert, det ville vært rart ellers. Senere erfarte vi at jøder ikke var slik propagandaen fremstilte dem."