Schmalkalden was a germanic hotspot to resist Rome and its 'Jesuit Terror'.
1408 banned by Rome
1530 center of protestants
1547 re-conquered by papal forces
1618 plundered during 30 Years War
1648 German Protestants against Roman Catholics
1806 resistance against
1813 Rothschild's Napoleonic troops
1866 Roman-Catholic Austria defeated by Prussia, town taken over
1944 heavy bombardment by WWII Allied 'Liberators'
Schmalkalden always was like a Stinky Finger to the Roman Jesuit invaders.
These Roman Jesuits led by the Old Testament of YHWH Murder Inc, ya 'no.