Konrad Maria Krug

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Konrad Maria Krug (born August 21, 1892 in Düren , † January 29, 1964 in Münster ; pseudonym: Kuno Testa ) was a German teacher .


Krug studied theology and philosophy in Bonn (1912 to 1914) and philology in Münster (1914 to 1917). He then entered the school service as a teacher. He was promoted to Dr. phil. doctorate and from April 1927 worked as a teacher at the Realgymnasium (today Ruhr-Gymnasium ) in Witten . He then headed the grammar school in Neheim-Hüsten from 1948 to 1958 as senior director of studies . From April 1955 the Krug family lived in Münster.

In addition to his teaching activities, Krug founded and supported several open-air theaters and amateur plays in North Rhine-Westphalia.

His initiative led to the founding of the state association of adult education centers in North Rhine-Westphalia in 1947 .

Konrad Maria Krug was married to Anna Sophia Henriette, b. Koch (1892-1981).


In addition to his teaching activities, Krug was particularly committed to continuing education for adults.

Immediately after the First World War , he staged open-air performances with the amateur play group Das Feuerschiff in the Münster Cathedral . This group then gave the go-ahead for the Tecklenburg open-air theater with the production of The Persians by Aeschylus in 1923. In 1926, Krug founded the Landesheimatspiele of the Province of Westphalia on the Hohenstein in Witten , which he expanded into the largest open-air theater in Germany over the next six years. Krug also directed and managed the open-air theaters in Haltern , Stromberg (Oelde) and Kalkar .

After the Second World War , Krug in Witten was elected the first adult education center director of the post-war period and in 1947 the first chairman of the state association of adult education centers in North Rhine-Westphalia.


  • The amateur play: an introduction to understanding it and a guide for practice , Aschendorff, 1962.
  • The poets create that which lasts: an introduction to the basic ideas of modern poetry , book club for adult education centers, 1955.
  • Zacharias Werner and the Bühne Westfälische Vereindruckerei, 1923.

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