Lüneburg Heath

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Lü·ne·burg Heath

 (lo͞o′nə-bûrg′, lü′nə-bĕrk′)
A largely barren region of heath and forest in northern Germany. Much of it has been preserved as parkland.
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Groening, who lives at Lueneburg Heath near Hamburg - the place where his SS boss Heinrich Himmler is buried - volunteered for the Waffen SS in 1941 at 20, drawn by wartime fervour and "the elegance of the uniform".
A 1948 tribunal cleared him of war crimes and he has enjoyed a comfortable life ever since near Lueneburg Heath in Lower Saxony.