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Auguste Liesch

Male 1874 - 1949  (75 years)

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  • Name Auguste Liesch 
    Birth 1874  Mondorf les Bains, Luxembourg Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Biographie 1874 ? 1949

    Auguste Liesch was born in 1874 in Luxembourg. He had been working as a judge. As a liberal politician, Liesch was a member of the government of Emile Reuter from 1918 to 1921, a time of political instability in both domestic and foreign affairs. Head of the Luxembourg Customs administration in the 1930s, he published his first book in 1936: Maus Ketti (Mouse Ketti). Very soon, he became one of the most popular satirical authors of Luxembourgish literature. His humorous texts full of social criticism hold a mirror up to Luxembourg's society, for instance in poems like D'Hochzäit an der Kathedral (The Wedding in the Cathedral). Critical and ironical, Liesch questions his contemporaries' behavior from a middle class perspective, making fun of human weaknesses, mocking individual professions and humoristically distorting everyday life in short sketches. Liesch also wrote stories in German and French, in which he describes everyday life. His romantic peasant novel Im Schatten des Eichenhofes (In the Shadow of the Oak Farm), which discusses topics such as incest and an oppressive, small-town mentality, was published in installments between 1939 and 1940. In 1940, Liesch?s post as a state counselor was dissolved by the National Socialist civil government. In 1942, he was deported by the Nazis. After World War II, he held again a seat in the Council of State. In 1947, the poetry collection Allerhand (Miscellaneous) was released followed in 1979 by his complete works. Liesch died in 1949 in Luxembourg-Clausen. 
    Job auteur des contes de la "Maus Ketti" 
    Death 1949 
    Person ID I6707  F1
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2023 

    Father Ferdinand Lothar Liesch,   b. 29 Mar 1848, Luxembourg Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Thérèse Waver,   b. 1850   d. 1891 (Age 41 years) 
    Siblings 1 Sibling 
     1. Edouard Liesch,   b. Yes, date unknown   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID F2713  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jeanne Bastian,   b. Yes, date unknown   d. Yes, date unknown 
    +1. Marianne Liesch,   b. Yes, date unknown   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2005 
    Family ID F2714  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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