Visit to the former Hinzert concentration camp

The Commission for Social Inclusion and the Maison Citoyenne de la Commune de Mamer, in collaboration with the KulturGießerei Saarburg, organised a very interesting visit to the KZ Hinzert memorial. Around sixty people took part in the excursion, including 40 from Mamer.

The Hinzert concentration camp was a transit camp during the Second World War, where more than 1,500 Luxembourgers were interned. 82 Grand Ducal prisoners were killed there. .

In the site’s documentation centre, site director Sabine Arend gave visitors a good insight into daily life in the concentration camp and provided a wealth of information about the camp. Edmond Faber, President of the Amicale Hinzert, accompanied the visitors through the forest to the site where several Luxembourgers were shot by the Nazis. The programme also included a visit to the chapel, the cemetery and the monument to Lucien Wercollier, a Luxembourg artist who was himself interned at Hinzert. Kathrin Mess, a publicist and historian, gave an interesting talk on the role of Luxembourg women during the war.

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