Esch-sur-Alzette (Luxembourgish: Esch-Uelzecht, German: Esch-an-der-Alzette or Esch-an-der-Alzig, French: Esch-sur-Alzette) is a commune with town status in south-western Luxembourg. It is the country's second "city", and its second-most populous commune, with a population of 33,286 inhabitants. It lies in the south-west of the country, on the border with France and in the valley of the Alzette, which flows through the town. The town is usually referred to as just Esch; however, the full name distinguishes it from the village and commune of Esch-sur-S?re which lies 45 kilometres (28 miles) further north. The country's capital, Luxembourg city, is roughly 15 km (9.3 mi) to the north-east.
Esch-sur-Alzette is home to the National Museum of the Resistance, which has material related to the resistance to German occupation during the Second World War. Lucien Wercollier's sculpture The Political Prisoner is in its entrance hall. Other tourist attractions include the large park, and the Berwart Tower, built in 1621.
The Lankelz miniature railway operates on Sunday afternoons and public holidays from May to mid-October
This index describes the Library of Congress' holdings of telephone directories from Luxembourg as of October 2009. This is the sole finding aid for these directories, as the Library does not catalog general telephone books.
The index is organized first by locality, then by year. The type of directory is indicated by the words "Res." (residential), "Org." (organizational, which lists businesses, institutions, and government offices), or "Both." The "Notes" field provides additional information, such as the languages used in various parts of the book.
Hydration of NAD(P)H to NAD(P)HX, which inhibits several dehydrogenases, is corrected by an ATP-dependent dehydratase and an epimerase recently identified as the products of the vertebrate Carkd (carbohydrate kinase domain) and Aibp (apolipoprotein AI-binding protein) genes respectively. The purpose of the present study was to assess the presence of these enzymes in mammalian tissues and determine their subcellular localization. The Carkd gene encodes proteins with a predicted mitochondrial propeptide (mCARKD), a signal peptide (spCARKD) or neither of them (cCARKD). Confocal microscopy analysis of transfected CHO (Chinese-hamster ovary) cells indicated that cCARKD remains in the cytosol, whereas mCARKD and spCARKD are targeted to the mitochondria and the endoplasmic reticulum respectively. Unlike the other two forms, spCARKD is N-glycosylated, supporting its targeting to the endoplasmic reticulum. The Aibp gene encodes two different proteins, which we show to be targeted to the mitochondria (mAIBP) and the cytosol (cAIBP). Quantification of the NAD(P)HX dehydratase and epimerase activities in rat tissues, performed after partial purification, indicated that both enzymes are widely distributed, with total activities of ?3-10 nmol/min per g of tissue. Liver fractionation by differential centrifugation confirmed the presence of the dehydratase and the epimerase in the cytosol and in mitochondria. These data support the notion that NAD(P)HX repair is extremely widespread.
The Consular Section can assist family and friends in the event of the death of an American Citizen in Luxembourg. If requested by the next of kin, the Consular Section will act as liaison in arranging the disposition or shipping of remains and help with forwarding personal effects. The family or legal representative must pay all funeral home charges, shipping costs of the remains and personal effects (if applicable). In case of shipment of human remains abroad, the Consular Section will work with any funeral home selected by the family to ensure proper documentation for shipment of remains to the United States.
The history of the American Ambassador’s residence in Luxembourg City reflects the history of the Grand Duchy in the 20th century and the evolution of diplomatic relations with the United States. This residence has been witness to occupation, liberation, and – especially since 1944 – a strong and ever growing partnership.
In 1922 Alfred Lefevre and his wife Albertine Reckinger purchased a parcel of land at 22 boulevard Emmanuel Servais where they built a maison de ma?tre – a grand family house designed by the Luxembourgian architect Gust Schopen. The house and its style reflected the wealth and influence of Luxembourg’s steel industry, centered in Esch-sur-Alzette. The Lefevre family, however, never lived in their new estate; instead, in 1929, they sold it to the Government of Germany for use as its embassy.
This is Poe modernized, with no hint in the stark, minimalist decor of any of the original's gothic architectural trappings. Yet it remains paradoxically faithful to Poe, reproducing all but word-for-word large portions of the original Poe-Baudelaire text, through the voice of the tale's narrator turned main actor—including "difficult" passages like the mirror-image tarn sequence at the beginning, or the list of Usher's esoteric books (replicated to the letter). The spectacle lasts exactly one hour with no interval—in perfect fidelity to Poe's notion, as expounded in his theory of the short story, of the brief narrative as an aesthetic experience occupying precisely such a time without external distraction.
On November 1, 2014, we had the Leir Luxembourg Program Celebration/Reunion of all our alumni. 160 people participated. For copyright reasons we are not be able to post video clips of the event on this website or on our Facebook. But, all Luxembourg alumni are welcome to request a DVD. Just let us know your mailing address. Thank you all for making the event such a success and do stay in touch
In the 1940s, Nazi Germany under the government of Adolf Hitler was advancing its conquest of Europe during the Second World War. By May 1940, Luxembourg, a small neutral country bordering Germany, was placed under military occupation by forces of the Third Reich. The meager resistance made by local police forces and customs officers at the border crossing was quickly crushed by the German Wehrmacht, the unified armed forces of Nazi Germany.