We had the honour of welcoming the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, and His Royal Highness The Grand Duke of Luxembourg.
As part of a state visit to Luxembourg, the German President was welcomed by the director of the C²DH, Andreas Fickers, at the Schuman house in Luxembourg-Clausen on 11 July 2023. The childhood house of Robert Schuman – celebrated as a founding father of the European Coal and Steel– is recognized as a highly symbolic place of memory.
It is the Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH) at the University of Luxembourg, which currently has the task of preserving the Schuman House as a place of memory and bringing its historical significance to life.
Following a guided tour of the house, various presentations by C²DH’s researchers highlighted the value of this significant heritage both for Luxembourg and for Europe. The documentary ‘Robert Schuman- From Clausen to Europe’, created entirely with numerous carefully selected archives, retraced the journey of the child of Clausen to whom we owe the famous declaration of May 9, 1950.
Photo: © SIP / Jean-Christophe-Verhaegen