Artuso report

Parliament debates WW2 plight of Luxembourg Jews

The so-called Artuso report
Photo: Lex Kleren

(CS/DS) Luxembourg MPs are preparing to debate the so-called Artuso report into the fate of the country's Jewish community during WW2 in July, with a motion expected to be introduced recognising their suffering.

A parliamentary commission on Wednesday discussed the report but did not elaborate any direct conclusions. These could, for example, include damages for land seized from Jews during the time of the Nazi occupation.

However, head of the commission Alex Bodry (LSAP) commented that a motion is expected to be introduced in parliament to officially recognise the plight of Luxembourg's Jewish population during the Second World War.

A debate in parliament is schedule for June 9. The parliamentary commission is set to meet twice before then, on June 1 and June 5, to finalise the motion, which is also expected to include recommendations to the government on the impact of the report.

In his study published earlier this year, historian Vincent Artuso had concluded that an administrative commission functioning as a replacement government during the Nazi occupation had collaborated in the deportation of Jews.