The Auer Family

Throught History

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Ljudevit Ludwig Auer was born on August 18, 1892 in Zabno, today’s Croatia, to parents Emil (Milan) and mother Emilia born Grinhut (Grünhut). He went to school in his hometown, where he finished elementary and then attended high school in Zagreb, Prague and Sremski Karlovci. He enrolled at the Faculty of Law in Zagreb and continued his studies in Vienna, Moscow and Paris. He graduated and received his doctorate in Zagreb. He completed his internship at the office of Juraj Raskaj in Sremski Karlovci, where he also met his wife, Ana Poljak, the sister of Aleksandra Rashkay.
In the period of liberation and unification in the new state, he will join, together with Dr. Juraj Rashkay, to the the Committee of the National Council in Sremski Karlovci. He was the editor-in-chief of the Glasnik Narodnog veca, published in Karlovci and printed in the Serbian Monastery Press.

Dr. Auer had a law firm in Petrinja from 1921 to 1928, and then moved to Sisak and worked there as a Notary Public from 1928 to 1941.
In 1931 he was elected Member of Parliament on behalf of the Yugoslav National party. In the government of Bogoljub Jevtic he was a Ministry of Social Affairs and Physical culture (December 1934 – June 1935), and in the government of Milan Stojadinović he served as a Minister of Justice.

On behalf of the Yugoslav Government he signed a Concordat agreement with the Vatican city-state, in July 1935, which caused it to suffer unjustifiable consequences until the end of his life.
In the later years of his life he remembered his childhood, which he spent partly in Sremski Karlovci. He translated his memories into a short record, preserved to this day, in which he describes his grandfather and grandmother, their house and the customs of that time.
Particularly interesting is the detail that says that the famous poet Branko Radicevic lived with them long ago at the time he was a student.

He also noted about his grandfather that he was in a “special friendship”
with Patriarch Djordje Branskovic.
Once a week he played cards with Professor Georgije Brankovic and Karlovac High School Principal Stevan Lazic. They drank Bermet vine and spoke Latin on those occasions.
Ludevit Auer was active in the Sokol movement.
With his wife Ana, he had two daughters Emilia (Petrinja, 1922 – Belgrade, 1993) and Ksenia (Sisak, 1929 – Belgrade, 2016).

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He was born
He was appointed as Royal Notary Public
He signed The Vatican Concordat
Buildings and structures completed
Professional Engagement
Auer Family
The Auer Family

During Construction

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Between the Two World Wars, Belgrade was rapidly modernizing and embracing Western European life styles. Belgrade, as the capital of the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, has acquired the status of political, economic, administrative and cultural center of the country.

The Oriental township was modernized in a very short period of time, and a whole new city emerged on new foundations. Luxury cars were moving along the streets and jazz music was heard from the night bars.