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Rue Mady Nürenberg-Reuter

Politician, first female member of the municipality council
Resistant in the 2nd World War
Birth year
Year of death
Places of residence

Who is she?

Born in Differdange on 30 April 1925, Mady Reuter is the elder of two daughters of the couple Marie and Arthur Reuter-Conter. She finished her schooling at the "Handwierkerschoul" in Esch/Alzette. The family, very active in the resistance, suffered the abuses of the German occupation during the Second World War. Forced into the "Arbeiterdienst", Mady managed to free herself partially by taking advantage of a sick leave to hide in the parental home. From there, she became actively involved in smuggling and resistance groups. After the Nazi occupation, she married Gusty Nürenberg in 1946. They had two daughters: Malou and Rita.

For more than three decades, Mady Reuter owned a bookshop in Niederkorn and was actively involved in the life of the society. She was a founding member and president of the "Fraentreff" in Differdange and co-founder of several gymnastics societies. Her commitment to the Resistance earned her several merits, including the "Medal of the Order of the Resistance 1940-1944".

Her commitment goes further. As a member of the Socialist Party from 1977, Mady Reuter is concerned with promoting social equity and changing policy towards women, the elderly and the disadvantaged. Supported by her family, Mady Reuter began a long political career. In 1977, she became the first woman member of the municipal council and the college of aldermen in Differdange. She was also active in the national bureau of socialist women and in various commissions of the socialist party.

At all levels of her mandates, which she considered a gift, she put herself at the service of society with all the strength of her being.

Mady Reuter passed away on 10 January 2012 in Pétange.


● A la mémoire de Mady Nürenberg-Reuter de Niederkorn - Roby Zenner Luxemburger Wort 2012, Nr. 52 (1. März), S. 47.
● Premières femmes dans les conseils communaux luxembourgeois de 1921-2004 - CNFL / 2005

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