Programme, Esch2022 - news, Territory

Working-class world in the spotlight at Kayl/Tétange!

“Schortgen” and “Working Class Heroes”
The graphic novel “Schortgen” is a comic book that deals with the political activity of Jean Schortgen, the first worker elected member of Parliament from 1914 to 1918, who died on 1 May 1918 in the mine. It covers the political and trade-union activities of the worker, as well as the difficulties and opposition he encountered, in ‘modern’ textual and visual language. This comic book enables young people to have a contemporary insight into the problems of yesterday. The project is supported by a teaching pack intended for classes in the upper age-group of secondary schools, material put together in collaboration with the Ministry of National Education/SCRIPT. This material can serve as a resource for classes in civic education or Luxembourg’s cultural history.

Comic book “Schortgen”, text and research by Charel Meder and illustrations by Marc Angel.

Practical information:
Graphic Novel
Publication and presentation of “Schortgen” on 30 April 2022 at 14.00 at the Schungfabrik
Comic book on sale the same day at the event and at the Diderich bookshop in Esch-sur-Alzette, as well as at the Emster bookshop in Luxembourg city.
Address: Schungfabrik, 14 Rue Pierre Schiltz, L-3786 Tétange

An interactive exhibition presenting three great figures of the working-class world
The exhibition “Working Class Heroes” addresses the socio-political work of Jean-Pierre Bausch (1891–1935), Léon Weirich (1878–1942) and Jean Schortgen (1880–1918). This interactive exhibition will also occupy the outdoor spaces of the “Kayldall”. Based on speeches given in the lower chamber of Parliament, it intends to show visitors what ideas were held at the time by Jean-Pierre Bausch, Léon Weirich and Jean Schortgen, and the way in which they were able to change and improve living conditions for the working class.

Practical information:
The exhibition is open from 30 April 2022 to 25 September 2022.
Thursday and Friday: from 16.00 to 20.00
Saturday and Sunday: from 14.00 to 18.00

Closed on public holidays
Tickets €5.00 (free for under 21-year-olds and students under 26)
Guided tours €75.00 (reservation required, max. 20 people per group)

Address: Musée FERRUM, Schungfabrik, 14 Rue Pierre Schiltz, L-3786 Tétange