Friday, September 1, 2017

Grand Duke Henri Commemorates Strike of 1942

Photo: © Cour grand-ducale / Luxpress
On August 31st, Grand Duke Henri was in Wiltz to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the strike that began on that day in 1942. This event, which reflected the increasing unrest among Luxembourgers facing Nazi oppression and enforced conscription, started in Wiltz and resulted in people refusing to work. The strike spread to other towns, including Differdange, Schifflange, and Esch-sur-Alzette, before many strikers were arrested and imprisoned; 21 of the strikers were sentenced to death.

Photo: © Cour grand-ducale / Luxpress
More from Wort here, and more photos from the Cour here.

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