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Marie-Rose Steil-Blang

Marie-Rose Steil-Blang lived in João Monlevade from 1951 to 1957. Her husband was a technician at Belgo Mineira. Today, Marie-Rose is living in her hometown Esch-sur-Alzette.

Rosa Toussaint

Rosa Toussaint moved to João Monlevade with her husband in 1948. The nearly 100-year-old widow has not left Monlevade ever since.

Herbert Forster

Herbert Forster moved to João Monlevade with his parents in 1951 as a 9-year-old boy. He is currently living in Curitiba with his wife Rosimere.

Marc André Meyers

Marc André Meyers was born in Brazil as the eldest son of a Luxembourgish engineer. He is the author of "A Dama e o Luxemburguês" and university professor in San Diego.

Casino João Monlevade

The Casino was built by the Companhia Siderúrgica Belgo Mineira. Following the Luxembourgish Casino concept developed by ARBED, it was destined to accommodate recently arrived employees of the company and had a restaurant serving typical Luxembourgish dishes.

Emile Demuth

Emile Demuth was a Luxembourgish engineer who joined Belgo Mineira in 1954. Torn apart from his family back home, he shared his experiences and intimate thoughts with his wife, son and mother-in-law in 68 letters.