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(Luxembourg) Committee on the Remembrance of the Second World War -New website #holocaust #announcements


Jan Meisels Allen
 

 

The Committee on the Remembrance of the Second World War has published a brochure in four languages (Luxembourgish, German, French, and English) and has also launched its new website https://cm2gm.lu/ in French and English.  The brochures can be downloaded from the website or ordered directly from the Remembrance Committee at daniel.bousser@...

 

On October 16, 1941, the first convoy of Jews from Luxembourg left the country for the Lodz Ghetto. It had 327 Jews on board. Convoys continued until June 17, 1943 for a total of 658 men, women and children who left Luxembourg.

The Day of National Commemoration is celebrated every year since 1946 to commemorate the attempt of the Nazi occupation of 10 October 1941 trying, by census, to convince the people of Luxembourg to speak in favor of full integration into the German Reich. This year, a plaque commemorating the 3,614 young Luxembourg women forcibly recruited by the Nazis will be inaugurated at Luxembourg train station on October 18, 2020.

 

August 30 commemorates the 75th anniversary of the return of Luxembourg enlisted men from the Tambow prisoner of war camp. A little more than a thousand young Luxembourgers ended up at the camp for prisoners of war in Tambov. They were released over a period ranging from August to November 1945.

 

Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee