Ons zerschloen Dierfer


Devastated villages, ruined infrastructures, decaying animal carcasses, fear of plague and live ammunition, missing family members … in many respects the war dragged on in people’s minds even after the failure of the Battle of the Bulge and the final liberation of Luxembourg in February 1945. While the most sinister years of Nazi rule (1940-1944) and the vicious fighting had been overcome, the immediate post-war period generated additional problems, especially in the north and east of the country. More than 18.000 private homes were damaged, more than 3.000 of them resembled only uninhabitable and collapsing ruins.

Repatriation – Reconstruction – Renewal. This was the enormous challenge which the Grand-Duchy had to face to provide general supplies, revive its devastated economy and resurrect the ruined villages. By shedding light on private, state sponsored, national and international aid initiatives, without forgetting the problems caused by the reconstruction process, this exhibition aims to contribute to the reappraisal of this subject area, which still remains poorly researched in national historiography.

Information: The second part of the exhibition in the old church in Diekirch center is not available until 18th October 2021.
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Musée National d'Histoire Militaire


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Sunday, 05 September 2021 - Friday, 31 December 2021


Adultes : 5

Adolescents de 17 ans et moins : 3

Enfants de 10 ans et plus : 3