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Chemiewerk Rüdersdorf

Chemiewerk Rüdersdorf

Chemiewerk Rüdersdorf

Chemiewerk Rüdersdorf was founded in 1899 as a cement factory near the city's lime quarries.

This came to an end in 1939. The Nazis took over the cement factory and, from then on, produced bauxite for the war industry (bauxite is used in aluminum).

After the end of World War II, the Soviets dismantled the factory. Only in the 1950s were the concrete colossi given a new life as a GDR producer of phosphates and chemicals for the agro-industry.

After German unification in 1999, the company went bankrupt.


Film recordings now occur regularly, such as for the film "The Monuments Men." The second episode of the fifth season of the series "Homeland" was also filmed here (the factory serves as a refugee camp on the Lebanese-Syrian border, which Carrie visits).

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