21 October 1956
Inauguration of the European Stained Glass Window, the "Strasbourg Madonna" in Strasbourg, France
Ceremony in Strasbourg Cathedral (France), 21 October 1956 - Inauguration of the European Memorial Window, a stained glass window produced by Max Ingrand and given to the Town of Strasbourg by the Council of Europe (in French)
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'The window of the Virgin // The central bay of the apse features a magnificent stained glass window of the Virgin Mary with outstretched arms and the infant Jesus sitting on her lap, holding a lily in one of his hands. The image was directly inspired by the banner of the city of Strasbourg. Symbolising peace and reconciliation, it was made by master glass-worker Max Ingrand and was offered to the Cathedral by the Council of Europe in 1956.'
Citation: 'Laissez-vous conter la cathédrale de Strasbourg', mission Patrimoine, Direction de la Culture, Ville et Communauté urbaine de Strasbourg.