International Holocaust Remembrance Day 2020

Journée de la Mémoire de l'Holocauste

Organisation: Ministère de l'Éducation nationale, de l'Enfance et de la JeunesseFondation Zentrum fir politesch BildungLuxembourg City Film FestivalCentre National de l'Audiovisuel (CNA)SCRIPT (Service de Coordination de la Recherche et de l’Innovation pédagogiques et technologiques)Institut de Formation del'Éducation Nationale (IFEN)

In collaboration with Fondation luxembourgeoise pour la mémoire de la ShoahDeutsche Botschaft Luxemburg and Comité Auschwitz Luxembourg

With support from Centre National de l'AudiovisuelCinémathèque de la Ville de Luxembourg, Ciné ScalaCiné Sura, Kulturfabrik, Kulturhuef and Prabbeli.

Public screenings: Night and Fog (Nuit et brouillard) (FR, 1956) by Alain Resnais / Train of Life (Train de vie) (FR, RO, IL, BE, NL, 1998) by Radu Mihăileanu
School screenings: Lore (DE, AU, UK, 2012) by Cate Shortland / Wunderkinder (DE, 2011) by Markus Rosenmüller
Dates: 20th, 22nd, 24th, 27th, 29th and 31st January 2020
Venues: CNA, Cinémathèque, Ciné Scala, Ciné Sura, Kulturhuef, Kulturfabrik, Prabbeli
Time: 8 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. (school screenings) / 8 p.m. resp. 8.30 p.m. (public screenings)
Moderators: Yves Steichen (CNA - Département Film-TV), Sam Hastert (CNA)



As part of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, two public screenings of Train of Life (Train de vie) by Radu Mihăileanu and Night and Fog (Nuit et brouillard) by Alain Resnais will take place.

  • 29th January, 8 p.m. in Grevenmacher at Kulturhuef – Train of Life (Train de vie) (German version), in the presence of one of the main actors, Rufus
    Tickets available on the Kulturhuef website.
  • 31st January, 8.30 p.m. in Luxembourg at the Cinémathèque – Night and Fog (Nuit et brouillard (French OV with English subt.)
    The screening will be followed by a discussion with two researchers of the University of Luxembourg, Gian Maria Tore, semiologist specialised in film analysis, and Christoph Brüll, historian.
    Tickets available at the Cinémathèque’s evening box office, on the Cinémathèque website or via Luxembourg-Ticket.



In recognition of the day, a special series of 10 matinee film screenings (8.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.) will be organised. Free of charge for classes from Luxembourgish secondary schools:

  • 20th January in Dudelange at the Centre National de l’Audiovisuel (CNA) – Lore (DE OV with FR & NL subt.) and Wunderkinder (DE OV)
  • 22nd January in Grevenmacher at Kulturhuef – Wunderkinder (DE OV)
  • 22nd January in Echternach at Ciné Sura – Lore (DE OV with FR & NL subt.)
  • 24th January inLuxembourg at the Cinémathèque – Wunderkinder (DE OV)
  • 24th January in Grevenmacher at Kulturhuef – Lore (DE OV with FR & NL subt.)
  • 27th January Diekirch at Ciné Scala – Lore (DE OV with FR & NL subt.) and Wunderkinder (DE OV)
  • 29th January in Esch-sur-Alzette at the Kulturfabrik – Lore (DE OV with FR & NL subt.)
  • 29th January in Wiltz at Prabbeli – Wunderkinder (DE OV)
  • 31st January in Luxembourg at the Cinémathèque – Lore (DE OV with FR & NL subt.)
  • 31st January in Esch-sur-Alzette at the Kulturfabrik – Wunderkinder (DE OV)

Free entry. Students can be registered online by their teacher or a chaperone from 28th November 2019 onwards. Registrations close on 16th January 2020.
Additional information and registration: /


  8.00 a.m.        Arrival/registration
  8.15 a.m.        Introduction
  8.30 a.m.        Screening
10.45 a.m.        Break and start of the workshops
12.30 p.m.        End


On 20th January 2020 from 4.00 to 6.30 PM, a further education course for teachers "Judentum und Antisemitismus in Luxemburg. Zwischen Anerkennung und Exklusion" (in German) is taking place, led by Renée Wagener, historian and journalist at the IFEN. The course will be held in the IFEN building in Walferdange. Sign up here

For any additional questions concerning the matinee film screenings or the further education course, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Romain Schroeder by phone (+352) 24 77 52 23 or e-mail:

Interested school classes can also sign up for a series of readings (in Luxembourgish) from "Marisha, d’Meedchen aus dem Faass“, as well as “The Diary of Anne Frank” in their school on a date of their choice. Additional information available on the official website.


About the International Holocaust Remembrance Day

On November 1st, 2005, the United Nations General Assembly designated January 27th, the day the Auschwitz extermination camp was liberated in 1945, as International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Each year, on or around January 27th, Luxembourg joining in the international remembrance of the victims of the Shoah and other genocides.

The Day of Commemoration’s explicit aim is to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive and to warn young people of the dangers of intolerance, racial and religious hatred and ignorance of genocides. The activities offered are intended to raise young students’ awareness of often subconscious prejudices and stereotypes, and to encourage them to get actively involved in working towards stronger social cohesion and building a better and fairer world.

On the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, film screenings are held in several regional cinemas across Luxembourg. It is aimed at students and teachers of Luxembourgish secondary schools, as well as the general public.

Additonal information and accompanying teacher’s material on the United Nations’ Day of Commemoration can be found here.


Foundation Zentrum fir politesch Bildung

The Foundation Zentrum fir politesch Bildung was founded in October 2016 with the clear mission statement to promote citizen participation through better understanding of democratic processes and current societal challenges. It encourages citizens of all ages, but especially children and young adults, to take part in political life and debates.

As an independent foundation, the Zentrum fir politesch Bildung focuses its activities on three core principles:

  • Learning: developing educational material on political and societal subjects, organising adult and continuing education training courses for teachers and educators
  • Understanding: promoting the understanding of democratic processes and societal challenges
  • Participation: encouraging participation in and arousing curiosity for political participation in young audiences, accompanying formal and non-formal education institutions in the setup or reinforcement of democratic structures to allow general political participation


Additional information and registration on the ZpB’s website.

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