Town in eastern Germany, in the state of Saxony-Anhalt, near Berlin, forming a triangle with Leipzig and Halle. First mention 1213, population today ~80'000.

Dessau is known mostly as the location of the Bauhaus after it has been driven out of Weimar by the early Nazis (1926). In 1932, they forced it to move out of Dessau, too, igniting the New Bauhaus in Chicago.

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