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Marie-Rose Steil-Blang

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Marie-Rose Steil-Blang was born in Esch-sur-Alzette, the largest industrial city of Luxembourg.

Noël 1951 - L'homme avec la pipe Brésil

Noël 1951 - L'homme avec la pipe Brésil

At the age of 19, she married Xavier Steil one week before embarking on a journey to João Monlevade together.

The technician Xavier accepted ARBED’s offer to work at their Brazilian subsidiary. He followed the employer’s advice to marry his girlfriend and take her with him to Brazil.

Andes 1957

Andes 1957

17.8.51 – Marie-Rose au Ping-Pong contre Robert

17.8.51 – Marie-Rose au Ping-Pong contre Robert

23.7.55 – João Monlevade – Baptême Robert

23.7.55 – João Monlevade – Baptême Robert

The Steil family lived in a small house on Rua Siderúrgica near the river and stayed in Monlevade from 1951 to 1957.

Three of their five children were born in João Monlevade, but the family returned to Luxembourg shortly before the birth of their fourth son.

27.11.51 Notre maison à João Monlevade Brasil

27.11.51 Notre maison à João Monlevade Brasil

Noël 1951 – Marie-Rose dans notre Stuff – J.M. – Brésil

Noël 1951 – Marie-Rose dans notre Stuff – J.M. – Brésil

Noël 1951 – Marie-Rose et Luxy – J. Monlevade – Brésil

Noël 1951 – Marie-Rose et Luxy – J. Monlevade – Brésil

29.11.1951 – La bonne et Luxy – João Monlevade – Brasil

29.11.1951 – La bonne et Luxy – João Monlevade – Brasil

2.10.54 – ANDES – Gala Reception by the [?].

Jean Kinsch with his wife Ina Anna Chlecq Kinsch (middle) and Xavier Steil with his wife Marie-Rose Steil-Blang

Jean Kinsch with his wife Ina Anna Chlecq Kinsch (middle) and Xavier Steil with his wife Marie-Rose Steil-Blang

2.10.54 – ANDES – Gala Reception by the [?].

The Forster family (left) and the Steil family (right)

The Forster family (left) and the Steil family (right)

Marie-Rose, now a 89-year-old widow living in her hometown Esch-sur-Alzette, happily recalls those seven years lived in the "Tropical Wild West".

We meet the widow in her home in Esch, where she recalls the struggles of being a housewife in Monlevade.