Lersch, Heinrich
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Lersch, Heinrich

(September 12, 1889, Mönchengladbach – June 18, 1936, Remagen), German writer. The son of a boilermaker, after attending Volksschule (elementary school) Lersch completed an apprenticeship in his father’s trade, before traveling as a journeyman around Germany and becoming a boilermaker himself. He volunteered to fight in 1914, and took part in the Battle of Champagne in 1914/1915. Having been buried alive and wounded, in 1916 he was discharged as medically unfit. After the war, he resumed his trade as a boilermaker but later lived from his writing.

Lersch began his w…

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Schneider, Thomas F., “Lersch, Heinrich”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 23 August 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0355>
First published online: 2015



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