Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Henri and Maria-Teresa at Philharmonie Concert

Source: Anouk Antony / Luxemburger Wort /
On Tuesday, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa marked the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by attending a concert at the Philharmonie. The concert, which featured works by Gideon Klein, Viktor Ullmann, Ilse Weber, and Laszlo Weiner, was organized by Israelitischen Konsistorium and MemoShoah, the latter of which was founded to "raise awareness of and inform people about the appalling fate suffered by the Jews of Luxembourg during the terrible years of Nazi rule."
Also in attendance at the concert were Deputy Prime Minister Etienne Schneider, as well as a number of other government officials. The Chief Rabbi of Luxembourg, Alain Nacache, opened the concert with a speech.
More photos of the event are available at Wort.
While Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa attended the local remembrance event, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie were in Poland to unveil a Luxembourgish plaque and commemorate the Soviet liberation of Auschwitz.

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