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Mémorial "Porte d'Italie"

Memorial "Italian Gate"

Yvette Gastauer-Claire
Bronzegiesserei Butzon & Becker (Kevelaer)
2007

Dudelange /  Mémorial "Porte d'Italie"   Dudelange /  Mémorial "Porte d'Italie"

Description

The sculpture shows Italian immigrants, carrying their suitcases and crossing the "Porte d'Italie", the bridge symbolically separating the "Italian" district from the center of the city. On the other side of the gate they are welcomed by a family. On the base the Italian and Luxembourgian text of Matthew 25:35, "I was a stranger and you welcomed me."

Dudelange - Mémorial "Porte d'Italie" Dudelange - Mémorial "Porte d'Italie" Dudelange - Mémorial "Porte d'Italie"
Dudelange - Mémorial "Porte d'Italie" Dudelange - Mémorial "Porte d'Italie"

The memorial was a donation of the Italian community to the City of Dudelange on the occasion of the centenary of 2007.

Inscription(s)

Ero straniero, e mi avete accolto - Ech war friem, an dir hutt mech opgeholl
(Math. 25,35)

don de la communaute italienne a la ville de dudelange
a l'occasion du centenaire de 2007

Information Sign

Porte d'Italie 2007
Artiste: Yvette Gastauer-Claire
Fonderie: Butzon & Bercker,
Kevelaer

Sculptor

Tags

Location (N 49°28'26" - E 6°4'47")

Item Code: lu086; Photograph: 1 June 2019
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