Knowledge Identifier: +Bruno_Kreisky
Born in 1911.
Countries: Austria (50%), Sweden (6%), Russia (6%)
Linked to: Foreign Minister of Austria, Israeli Labor Party, Social Democratic Party of Austria, University of Vienna
In 1929, he began studying law at the University of Vienna at the advice of Otto Bauer, who urged him to study law rather than medicine, as he had originally planned
In 1951 he returned to Vienna , where Federal President Theodor Körner appointed him Assistant Chief of Staff and political adviser
After the 1959 election, he became Foreign Minister in the coalition cabinet of Chancellor Julius Raab
Friedrich Peter - Even though the FPÖ had declared during the election campaign that there would not be a "red chancellor", it supported Bruno Kreisky's minority government after the 1970 elections
Following the 1974 oil shock, Kreisky committed Austria to developing nuclear power to reduce dependence on oil, although this policy was eventually abandoned after a referendum held in 1978
Golda Meir - When seven of these emigrants were taken hostage at the Austria-Czechoslovakian border by Palestinian Arab fighters in September 1973, Austrian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky closed the Jewish Agency's transit facility in Schönau, Lower Austria
Simon Wiesenthal - In 1975, after Wiesenthal had released a report on FPÖ party chairman Friedrich Peter's Nazi past, Chancellor Bruno Kreisky suggested Wiesenthal was part of a "certain mafia" seeking to besmirch Austria and even claimed Wiesenthal had collaborated with Nazis and the Gestapo to survive
Fred Sinowatz - In 1981, when Bruno Kreisky's chosen successor "Crown Prince" Hannes Androsch was removed from his position, Sinowatz became Vice Chancellor
In particular, in 1983 he sent a letter to the Soviet premier Yuri Andropov demanding the release of dissident Yuri Orlov, but Andropov left Kreisky's letter unanswered
Freedom Party of Austria - SPÖ leader Bruno Kreisky had encouraged the FPÖ's move to the centre, in order to establish an SPÖ-FPÖ alliance against the ÖVP. The 1983 general election was a watershed; the SPÖ lost its absolute majority in Parliament, which resulted in the formation of an SPÖ-FPÖ "Small Coalition"
Social Democratic Party of Austria - In July 1990, Bruno Kreisky, who was the grand doyen of the party, died
Gani Fawehinmi - On June 11, 1993 Fawehinmi was awarded the biennial Bruno Kreisky Prize