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Bauer, Otto#

b. Vienna, Sept. 5, 1881, d. Paris (France), July 4, 1938, Social Democrat. Theoretician and speaker of the Austro-Marxist movement Austro-Marxism, 1918/19 Under Secretary of foreign affairs, after the death of V. Adler Staatssekretaer of foreign affairs; considerable contribution to drawing up the Austrian Constitution of 1920. Leader of the left-wing, radical group of the Social Democratic Party and champion of the Austrian movement for unification with Germany. From 1907 editor of the Austrian daily "Arbeiterzeitung"; 1926 formulated the Social Democrat manifesto in the Linz Programme. 1934 was among the leaders of the February 1934 Uprising, in the aftermath of which he fled to Bruenn (Brno), where he founded and headed the Austrian Socialists´ office in exile. With the German invasion of Czechoslovakia (ČSR) he fled to Paris.

Works#

Die Nationalitaetenfrage und die Soz.-Dem., 1907; Der Weg zum Sozialismus, 1919; Bolschewismus oder Soz.-Dem., 1920; Die oesterreichische Revolution, 1923; Soz.-dem. Agrarpolitik, 1926; Soz.-Dem., Religion und Kirche, 1927; Kapitalismus und Sozialismus nach dem Weltkrieg, 1931; Zwischen zwei Weltkriegen, 1937. - Editor: Der Kampf, 1907 ff.

Literature#

J. Braunthal, O. B., 1961; G. Kaltenbrunner, Die politische Theorie O. B. und ihre Umsetzung in die Praxis anhand von Beispielen, 1992; OeBL; NDB.