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Alfons Petzold - the poet

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* Born on the 24th of September 1882
* At the age of 14 years he was forced to work to help his family
* At the age of 20 years he lost both his parents and was forced to live on his own
* Never lost his faith and began to write down his thoughts and experiences
* Came in touch with the social democracy and found in Josef Stern his first supporter
* 1920 he already lived in Kitzbühel and he launched his biggest successful book „The rough life“
* His work was tolerated by the National socialists, was called Austrian home country poetry and was also newly edited
* After the war he was a little forgotten, but his poetry was always up to date
* He died on the 25th of January 1923 in Kitzbühel

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