On the 31st of August 1942, Pierre Kiesch, Fernand Artois and Emil Glesener, three students of the Lycée classique d’Echternach, participated in the general strike against the Naziregime in general and the introduction of the mandatory military service in particular. In consequence, the German authorities sent them to the re-education camp of Stahleck, where they were trained, physically and psychologically, to be ‘good Germans’.


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