Kurt Bergmann, Austrian journalist and politician, Died at 80

Kurt Bergmann was born on May 11, 1935, in Ebersberg at Neulengbach and died on January 15, 2016.

He was an Austrian journalist and politician (ÖVP).

He attended the local elementary school and completed his school education with the Matura at Jesuit College Kalksburg (Vienna).

Kurt first two semesters jurisprudence and then some semester journalism at the University of Vienna.

In 1960, Kurt Bergmann advanced into politics and worked as an editor in the ÖVP Press Service.

Then four years later, Kurt became the press officer of the then Finance Minister Wolfgang Schmitz (OVP).

Following Schmitz ‘appointment as President of the Austrian National Bank Bergmann worked as a press officer for Schmitz’ successor Stephan Koren.

In 1973, Kurt became the director of the ORF Studios Lower Austria ordered.

Kurt conducted on behalf of the Austrian Federal Government, in 2006, a project group to create a concept for civilians and military cooperation of Austrian forces in disasters abroad (CIMIC).

From the year of 2006 to 2007, Kurt was also briefly the trustees of ORF and acted on behalf of the Minister of Finance as a moderator between the aid company and the Ministry in the implementation of the tax deductibility of humanitarian donations.

He has received many awards including; the Great Golden Decoration of Honour for Services to the Republic of Austria, the 2003 Silver Commander’s Cross of Honour for Meritorious Service to the Province of Lower Austria.

Kurt was a member of the Catholic Fraternity Danubia

He was was married and has three sons and seven grandchildren.

Kurt Bergmann passed away at 80 yrs old.