A year after his death – Hugo Portisch gets a street – on the Küniglberg


The journalist legend Hugo Portisch, who died in 2021, is honored with a street: Hugo-Portisch-Gasse stands in front of the main entrance to the ORF center on Küniglberg in Vienna-Hietzing, it is part of the Würzburggasse on the Fonovitsplatz Surface . “An honorary citizen of Vienna is now finally inscribed in the spatial memory of the city he once described as his dream city,” said Alderman for Culture Veronica Kaup-Hasler (SPÖ) on Wednesday.

The culture committee adopted the decision unanimously. According to a broadcast, naming traffic areas after people who have made a special contribution to society is more than a form of appreciative commemoration, as these are anchored in the public space.

Ludwig: “All his life understandable, imperishable, independent”
“As one of the most important chroniclers of our complex contemporary history, Hugo Portisch has contributed intelligibly, imperishably and independently throughout his life to the fact that we can learn from history and grow together towards a tolerant, united Europe”, Mayor Michael Ludwig ( SPÖ) is quoted as follows.

Born in 1927 in Preßburg (today Bratislava), Portisch became known, among other things, as editor-in-chief of the “Kurier”, chief commentator of the ORF and – with the TV series “Österreich I” and “Österreich II” – as a mediator of the local contemporary history. The doyen of Austrian journalism died on April 1, last year at the age of 95.

Source: Krone


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