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Luxembourg City Map 1942

Excerpts of the "Plan der Festungs- und Rosenstadt Luxemburg", 4th November 1942
luxembourg map 1942
Under Nazi occupation, Luxemburg got forced to convert all its streetnames into german ones. All streets that were contradictory in any way to the nazi idealism had to get completely changed into some german names, for instance the "rue des etats-unis" (street of the US) got renamed into "Theodor Koernerstrasse".
The Avenue of Liberty even got renamed into "Adolf Hitlerstrasse", as you can see on the second picture down here:
luxembourg map 1942

On the 16th november 1944 finally the names got changed back to their original state.

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