Dilsburg pit

Karl Heinz Janson, Heusweiler and Staatskanzlei des Saarlandes Open Gallery

State Chancellery Saarland

State Chancellery Saarland
Saarbrücken, Germany

The workforce of Dilsburg pit amounted to up to 1,400 miners. However, the pit was forced to close during the turmoil of the financial crisis in 1931 and was later assumed by the Ensdorf mine, and then Göttelborn. The photography from the early years of Dilsburg pit shows a group picture of the miners at the time and is surrounded by a contemporary mounting which is printed with romanticised mining images.


  • Title: Dilsburg pit
  • Creator: Karl Heinz Janson, Heusweiler, Staatskanzlei des Saarlandes Open Gallery
  • Subject Keywords: Das Erbe Kapitel 6 – Expansion
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