Dr Joerg Haider

Dr Joerg Haider

Birth
Bad Goisern, Gmunden Bezirk, Upper Austria (Oberösterreich), Austria
Death 11 Oct 2008 (aged 58)
Lambichl, Klagenfurt-Land Bezirk, Carinthia (Kärnten), Austria
Burial Bärental, Klagenfurt am Wörthersee Stadt, Carinthia (Kärnten), Austria
Memorial ID 30520496 · View Source
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Politician. At his death he was the governor of the province of Carinthia and the leader of the right-wing Alliance for Austria's Future (Bündnis Zukunft Österreich, or BZÖ). A populist politician, he was known for his strong anti-immigrant and anti-European Union stances. Best remembered for a series of brazen statements, including praising the Waffen-SS and the employment policies of the former Nazi government. From 1986 to 2000 he was chairman of the Freiheitlichen Partei Österreichs (the Austrian Freedom Party, or FPÖ). In April 2005 he, along with several prominent FPÖ politicians, left the FPÖ and founded the BZÖ, effectively splitting his former party in half. As a result, his actions fostered change in Austria that helped end the dominance of the two biggest political parties, the left-leaning Social Democratic Party and the conservative People's Party. Died as a result of a vehicular accident while enroute to celebrate his mother's 90th birthday.

Bio by: Fred Beisser


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  • Originally Created by: Fred Beisser
  • Added: 12 Oct 2008
  • Find a Grave Memorial 30520496
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr Joerg Haider (26 Jan 1950–11 Oct 2008), Find a Grave Memorial no. 30520496, citing Haider Family Estate, Bärental, Klagenfurt am Wörthersee Stadt, Carinthia (Kärnten), Austria ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated.