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A city of east-central Germany southeast of Leipzig. Chartered in 1143, it prospered as a textile center after the late 17th century and was known as Karl-Marx-Stadt from 1953 to 1990.
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(German ˈkɛmnɪts)
(Placename) a city in E Germany, in Saxony, at the foot of the Erzgebirge: textiles, engineering. Pop: 249 922 (2003 est). Also called (1953–90): Karl-Marx-Stadt
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(ˈkɛm nɪts)

a city in E Germany. 314,437. Formerly (1953–90), Karl-Marx-Stadt.
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Noun1.Chemnitz - a city in east central Germany; formerly called Karl-Marx-Stadt until 1990; noted for textile manufacturing
Deutschland, FRG, Germany, Federal Republic of Germany - a republic in central Europe; split into East Germany and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990
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Release date- 31072019 - The Mittelstand 4.0 Competence Centre Chemnitz, under the leadership of Chemnitz University of Technology, has received an extension through the year 2021
Summary: Berlin [Germany], Oct 1 (ANI/Sputnik) - Six men, aged 20 to 30, were detained on Monday in the German states of Saxony and Bavaria on suspicion of organising the far-right group Revolution Chemnitz, the German Public Prosecutor General said in a statement.
Tens of thousands of people thronged an anti-racism concert Monday in protest against xenophobic mobs that ran rampage in the city of Chemnitz, as Angela Merkel urged Germans to stand up against the far right's message of hate and division.
People gather for the far-right protest in Chemnitz. The banner attached to the statue of Karl Marx reads 'Chemnitz is neither grey nor brown'.
Top German bands plan to rock Chemnitz on Monday to send a message in view of massive violent far-right unrest in the eastern German city.Several German bands are headed to Chemnitz for a late afternoon open air concert on Monday, taking a stand against racism, violence and xenophobia.
BERLIN -- German police and security officials faced criticism Tuesday following violence during a far-right protest in the eastern city of Chemnitz that left at least six people injured.
Far-right demonstrators clashed with leftist protesters in the eastern German city of Chemnitz on Monday after an Iraqi and a Syrian were arrested over a fatal stabbing that had triggered violent demonstrations.
In the presence of Berthold Brehm, the Deputy Mayor of Chemnitz, and many of the 160 employees, the responsible Oerlikon Manmade Fibers segment managers symbolically cut the red ribbon.
Corotating model E2.134/26 (134 mm diam., 26:1 L/D) from Ermafa Kunststofftechnik Chemnitz GmbH, Chemnitz, Germany, can pelletize flexible PVC wire and cable compounds at 5500 lb/hr, which Ermafa believes is unmatched for that size.
Chemnitz, once known as the Manchester of the East, a dour manufacturing centre where Erich Mendelsohn designed the Schocken department store, is now an economically depressed region of high unemployment.