Mémorial de l’Alsace-Moselle


The Mémorial de l’Alsace-Moselle, 50km southwest of Strasbourg in Schirmeck, takes an unblinking but reconciliatory look at the region’s traumatic modern history, which saw residents change nationality four times in 75 years.

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