Exactly 75 years ago Luxembourg City was liberated from the Nazis. In memory of this day, the government and city council have organised commemoration ceremonies.
On 10 September 1944, US-soldiers occupied Luxembourg. German troops left the country with little resistance.
Among others, the Grand-Duke, PM Xavier Bettel and president of the Chamber Fernand Etgen all attended a commemoration ceremony on ‘Kanounenhiwwel’, where flowers were laid.
Another ceremony is scheduled to take place in ‘Cercle Cité, where the Prime Minister and the mayor of Luxembourg City – Lydie Polfer - will be delivering speeches.
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In Pétange, a ceremony for the 75th anniversary of Liberation was held on Monday evening.
Although the 10 September 1944 was the day Luxembourg City was liberated, the war wasn’t over for the whole of the Grand-Duchy – including the North and areas in the East, which were heavily affected during the Battle of the Bulge.