Head of Luxembourg's Delegation to the IHRA
Member country since: 2003
Remembrance Days: 27 January (International Holocaust Remembrance Day)
Georges Santer - IHRA Chair
Romain Butti (Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs)
Max Conzemius (Ministry of Education, Children and Youth) – Education Working Group
Caroline Godard (Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs)
Josée Kirps (Director of the National Archives of Luxembourg)
Marcelle Mangen (Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs)
Laurent Moyse (Journalist and author) – Academic Working Group
Frank Schroeder (National Resistance Museum) – Museums and Memorials Working Group
Sandra Neumann (Ministry of State)
In Luxembourg, interest in the Holocaust is growing constantly. The intense networking among IHRA member countries has contributed strongly to Luxembourg re-evaluating its focus on the Holocaust. The report on Jewish assets has drawn public attention to the subject and has raised new questions about the involvement of Luxembourgers in the Holocaust and the role of Luxembourg civil servants in deportations.
In 2004, the European Ministers of Education established a special Holocaust Memorial Day, in which schools play an eminent role. Furthermore, the government recently made the decision to erect a dedicated monument to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust.