The monastery of Cinqfontaines (“Fünfbrunnen” in German) has a rich and turbulent history. In view of its historical importance, in particular for the Jewish community, the Luxembourg State acquired the monastery in order to set up a memorial and education centre. The main themes include remembering the victims of the Shoah, raising awareness of anti-Semitism and racism as well as fostering democracy and human rights.

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The history of Cinqfontaines dates back to the 1820s and is mainly linked to the former monastery. Between 1941 and 1943, the German occupiers interned Jews and deported them to concentration camps. On this site, a memorial and education centre for children and young people will be created from 2022.

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The Service national de la jeunesse (SNJ) and the Zentrum fir politesch Bildung (ZpB) offer activities based on the themes of the Holocaust, raising awareness of anti-Semitism and racism, and strengthening democracy and human rights.

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Cinqfontaines is a place of remembrance. The monument to the victims of the Shoah was erected in 1969 and since then commemorations have been organised at this site by various organisations.

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Since 2022, an educational team has been set up and has already developed a range of activities which it will continue to cultivate. In addition, the government has committed to refurbishing the site in order to ensure that it is fully adapted to its future use. Planning work has already begun.

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2, Klousterstrooss
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