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Oberammergau

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishOberammergauO‧ber‧am‧mer‧gau /ˌəʊbərˈæməɡaʊ $ -ˈæmər-/  a town in Bavaria, southern Germany, known for the passion play (=a play telling the story of Jesus' suffering and death) performed by the people of the town every ten years since 1634, as a way of thanking God for saving them from the plague (=a very infectious disease that killed large numbers of people)
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