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Abandoned houses and empty streets shape today’s image of Manheim as the majority of the village’s original inhabitants already left.

Abandoned houses and empty streets shape today’s image of Manheim as the majority of the village’s original inhabitants already left.

“The situation for me personally? It’s shitty! On Sundays, the people visiting the mine also come through here to take a look at this ‘dying village’. That’s not a great feeling of course…” - Anonymous local living and working in Manheim.

Following years of negotiations Manheim’s resettlement finally began in 2012. The process is scheduled to continue until 2022, yet today, only halfway through, closed shutters and empty streets bear witness of the fact that the majority of Manheim is already vacated.

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Elian Hadj-Hamdi
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Hambach - lignite mining in NRW
Abandoned houses and empty streets shape today’s image of Manheim as the majority of the village’s original inhabitants already left.<br />
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“The situation for me personally? It’s shitty! On Sundays, the people visiting the mine also come through here to take a look at this ‘dying village’. That’s not a great feeling of course…” - Anonymous local living and working in Manheim.<br />
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Following years of negotiations Manheim’s resettlement finally began in 2012. The process is scheduled to continue until 2022, yet today, only halfway through, closed shutters and empty streets bear witness of the fact that the majority of Manheim is already vacated.