Alois Pupp

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Alois "Vijo" Pupp (born February 26, 1900 in Untermoi , † February 22, 1969 in Brixen ) was a South Tyrolean politician .


Alois Pupp visited the Vinzentinum in Brixen and then studied electrical engineering in Vienna and Milan . After completing his diploma in Milan, the qualified engineer moved to Munich in the mid-1930s and initially worked at Siemens . From 1938 to 1945 he was employed at the aeronautical research institute in Oberpfaffenhofen , which was also involved in the development of the V2 . In 1943 he became a member of the NSDAP .

From 1945 to 1948 Pupp taught mathematics and physics at the Scientific Lyceum in Brixen .

The Ladiner Pupp was a member of the South Tyrolean People's Party and served as its deputy chairman from 1952. From 1948 to 1968 he was a member of the regional council of Trentino-South Tyrol and thus also of the South Tyrolean parliament . From 1949 to 1951 he was deputy assessor in the regional government . From 1950 he was a member of the South Tyrolean provincial government : first he served as provincial councilor for assets and finances in the Erckert I cabinet until 1952 , then from 1952 to 1956 as provincial councilor for public works and deputy governor in the Erckert II cabinet . After Karl Erckert's death in 1956, he took over the post of governor of South Tyrol for the last few months until the end of the legislative period. After confirmation in the regional council election in the same year, he was governor of the Pupp cabinet until 1960 . During his last two legislative periods from 1960 to 1968, he acted alternately for two years as President and Vice-President of the State Parliament and as Vice-President and President of the Regional Council.

Pupp was also a co-founder and first regional commander of the South Tyrolean Rifle Federation (1958–1961).


  • Rudolf von Unterrichter (Red.): Festschrift Alois Vijo Pupp: Governor of South Tyrol, state rifle commander; published on the occasion of the unveiling of the memorial in the city park of Brixen . Committee for the establishment of the memorial for Governor Dr. Ing.Alois Vijo Pupp, Brixen 1980

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Leopold Steurer : South Tyrol and right-wing extremism. In: Günther Pallaver , Giorgio Mezzalira (Ed.): The Identitarian Rush: Right-Wing Extremism in South Tyrol. Ubriacatura identitaria: L'estrema destra in Alto Adige. Raetia, Bozen 2019, ISBN 978-88-7283-709-2 , p. 144
  2. ^ Anton Holzer : The South Tyrolean People's Party . Kulturverlag, Thaur / Tirol 1991. ISBN 3-85395-157-0 , p. 110; Christoph Franceschini : Tyrolean conscience with memory gaps . In: New South Tyrolean daily newspaper . April 26, 2009. However, Pupps' involvement in the Nazi regime was revealed in 2020 in a detailed obituary by Othmar Parteli: ... great son of the Ladin ethnic group - on the 120th birthday of Alois Vijo Pupp . In: Dolomiten , edition of February 26th, 2020, p. 30, withheld and, on the other hand, recommended "his personality to the people as a firm example".
  3. ^ Eduard Widmoser: South Tyrol A – Z. Volume 4. Südtirol-Verlag, Innsbruck et al. 1995, ISBN 3-87803-008-3 , p. 122.