Paul Luchtenberg

Paul Luchtenberg (* 3. June 1890 in Burscheid; † 7. April 1973 in Burscheid) was a German culture scientist, paedagogue and a politician of the FDP and Secretary of cultural affairs of North Rhine-Westphalia.

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Paul Luchtenberg was until 1933 a professor for Pädagogik, philosophy and psychology to DOES Dresden, became then however (among other things together with Victor Klemperer, due to the “law for the re-establishment of the civil service with tenure “dismisses.


after the war were Luchtenberg joint founder of the FDP in North Rhine-Westphalia. It belonged to the German Bundestag of 30. October 1950, when it advanced for the Land Chairman of the FDP Friedrich Middelhauve, up to the end of the first legislative period and again of 18. September 1954, when it advanced for the North-Rhine/Westphalian Minister of the Interior Willi Weyer, up to 9. April 1956 on. After the coalition change of the FDP in North Rhine-Westphalia from the CDU to the SPD, which on federal level to the splitting off of the Minister wing and to the establishment of the free people's party (FVP) led, it was of 28. February 1956 to 1958 Secretaries of cultural affairs in its homeland.

When it used national Secretaries of cultural affairs itself for the creation of a “federal culture Ministry” , in order to be able to break the very strongly konfessionell coined/shaped cultural policy open in particular from Bavaria and Rheinland-Pfalz, then also the Rhineland-Palatinian Secretary of cultural affairs Adolf Süsterhenn belonged to the sharpest critics of these plans, while the hessian Minister Arno Hennig supported it.

donation work

from 1961 to 1970 he was a chairman of the Friedrich Naumann donation. 1962 established the Paul Luchtenberg donation , whose purpose is the promotion of the culture in its hometown Burscheid to Luchtenberg. The house of the art in Burscheid is likewise its donation.


Luchtenberg is honour citizen of its hometown Burscheid.


  • Antinomien of the Pädagogik, Langensalza, 1923.
  • Kant's theory, Detmold, 1924.
  • Contributions for the question of the “unskilled ones”, Bielefeld, 1955.
  • Lock castle to the Wupper, Ratingen, 1957.
  • Wolfgang Mueller von Königswinter, 2 volumes, Cologne, 1959.
  • Transformation and order of liberal cultural policy, Bonn, 1960.
  • Artistic equipment and weapons of the late Middle Ages, lock castle, 1960.
  • Present presence of the adult education. Anniversary publication to 70. Birthday of smelling pool of broadcasting corporations joy mountain, together with walter inheritance, Cologne, 1962.
  • The sculptor Ernst Kunst. Attempt of an interpretation of its work, through, 1962.
  • Johannes Löh and the clearing-up in Bergi, Cologne, 1965.
  • History of the German liberalism, Cologne, 1966.
  • Walter well-being field. On the way from the article to the nature reason, Durach, 1967.
  • The venture of the majority. Contributions for the self understanding of the liberalism, Neustadt/Aisch, 1970.


  • cultural policy and people picture. Anniversary publication for Paul Luchtenberg, Neustadt/Aisch, 1965.


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