La Guerre froide au Luxembourg
The Cold War in Luxembourg is the MNHA's first historical exhibition dedicated to a very recent period in our history. It illustrates how between 1947 and 1991 the international context of the Cold War also left its mark on Luxembourg. The Grand Duchy, firmly anchored in the West, played an important part in the international alliances that influenced this time of strained relationships between two antagonistic blocs: a capitalist bloc in the West led by the United States and a communist bloc in the East that followed the policies of the Soviet Union. Like other Western European countries, Luxembourg mobilised significant financial and human capital in order to prepare for a potential new war. The fear of nuclear war, the role of the Luxembourg army in NATO, diplomatic relations and the role secret services played in Luxembourg are only a few of the subjects broached. Visitors are invited to discover interesting aspects of the Cold War in Luxembourg through a multitude of contemporary objects and documents. A jukebox, symbol of Americanism, doors from local bunkers and surveillance tools reminiscent of James Bond take us on a fascinating journey through one of the most interesting periods in our history!