|coat of arms||Austria map|
|Political District :||Oberwart|
|License plate :||OW|
|Main town :||German shooters|
|Residents :||1,084 (January 1, 2020)|
|Postal code :||7474|
|Area code :||03365|
|Community code :||1 09 03|
|Address of the
|Untere Hauptstrasse 24
7474 German Schützen
|Mayor :||Franz Wachter ( ÖVP )|
Municipal Council : ( 2017 )
|Location of Deutsch Schützen-Eisenberg in the Oberwart district|
|Source: Municipal data from Statistics Austria|
The community is located in southern Burgenland.
The localities of the municipality are (residents in brackets as of January 1, 2020):
- German Riflemen (385)
- Edlitz in Burgenland (103)
- Eisenberg an der Pinka (429)
- Hell (62)
- Sankt Kathrein in Burgenland (105)
|German place name||Hungarian place name||Croatian place name|
|German shooters||Németlövő||Livio / Nimške Šice|
|Edlitz in Burgenland||Abdalóc||Hobdelci|
|Eisenberg on the Pinka||Csejke||Čjeka|
|Sankt Kathrein in Burgenland||Pósaszentkatalin||Katalena|
In the 13th century , the Cistercians founded the Pernau monastery in the area of Deutsch-Schützen, the last remains of which were demolished in 1799. Originally the settlement Perwolff , which is said to have been destroyed in 1274, was located here . The name Perwolff goes back to the Carolingian era. Displaced archers of the Hungarian Gyepű system probably settled in another place of the Hotters, today's German Schützen. This place was first mentioned in a document in 1289 as belonging to the riflemen . Although he rose to the market square, he did not have his own church, as it remained in its original location in Perwolff. In 1221, Perwolff also included the hotter of Schauka, which was only renamed Eisenberg in the 20th century . Like all of Burgenland, the place belonged to the Kingdom of Hungary as German West Hungary until 1920/21 . Since 1898 had due to the Magyarization of the government in Budapest of Hungarian name Németlövő-Csejke be used.
After the end of the First World War , German West Hungary was assigned to Austria in the Treaties of St. Germain and Trianon in 1919. Deutsch-Schützen has been part of the newly founded federal state of Burgenland since 1921 (see also the history of Burgenland ).
On March 29, 1945, members of the 5th SS Panzer Division "Wiking" and the Feldgendarmerie shot 57 Jewish slave laborers, mainly from Hungary. This final phase crime is known as the " massacre of German riflemen ". A memorial plaque on the St. Martins Church and a memorial stone remind of this act in Deutsch-Schützen today.
Culture and sights
- Catholic parish church German Schützen
- Former Catholic parish church Martinskirche German Schützen
- Catholic branch church Eisenberg an der Pinka
- Parish Church of St. Kathrein in Burgenland
- Magdalenenkapelle Sankt Kathrein in Burgenland
The council comprises a total of 19 members based on the number of eligible voters.
In addition to Mayor Franz Wachter (ÖVP) and Deputy Mayor Herbert Weber (ÖVP), the executive councils Franz Horvath (FPÖ), Anton Mittl (ÖVP) and Christian Stubits (ÖVP) also belong to the community board.
District manager Berthold Schlaffer was appointed as the community treasurer. Anita Kopfensteiner (ÖVP) was elected environmental councilor.
Anton Mittl (ÖVP, for St. Kathrein in Burgenland), Helmut Poller (ÖVP, for Höll) and Christian Stubits (ÖVP, for Edlitz in Burgenland) were appointed mayor.
Herbert Weber (ÖVP) was elected Vice Mayor at the constituent meeting of the municipal council on October 21, 2017.
Office manager is Berthold Schlaffer.
List of former mayors
- 1900–1906 Franz Kopfensteiner
- 1907–1911 Joseph Mayer
- 1911–1919 Joseph Windisch
- 1919–1923 Paul Wiesler
- 1923–1927 Joseph Wachter
- 1927–1938 Joseph Kopfensteiner
- 1934–1938 Johann Wachter
- 1938–1939 Joseph Mayer
- 1939–1941 Johann Kopfensteiner
- 1941-1942 J. Graf
- 1942–1945 Joseph Weber
- 1945–1946 Martin Fasching
- 1946–1947 Franz Rabold
- 1947–1950 Joseph Kopfensteiner (ÖVP)
- 1950–1952 Joseph Mayer (ÖVP)
- 1952–1954 Eduard Wiesler (ÖVP)
- 1954–1967 Franz Wachter (ÖVP)
- 1967–1992 Felix Pinter (ÖVP)
- 1992–2002 Hermann Krutzler (ÖVP)
- Josef Wachter (1877–1941), farmer and politician
- Johann Wachter (1888–1957), farmer and politician
- Franz Wachter (1902–1992), farmer and politician
- Felix Wachter (1923–2004), farmer and politician
- Robert Graf (1929–1996), politician, from 1950 to 1972 innkeeper at Eisenberg
- Josef Wiesler (1930–2012), politician
- Helmuth Schattovits (1939 in Edlitz im Burgenland - 2015), President of the Catholic Family Association Austria (KFÖ)
- Günter Unger (Ed.): 750 Years of German Schützen - Eisenberg: 1221–1971. A commemorative publication . Horvath, Eisenstadt 1971.
- Statistics Austria: Population on January 1st, 2020 by locality (area status on January 1st, 2020) , ( CSV )
- Lechner, Karl (ed.): Handbook of the historical sites Austria, Vol. 1: Danube countries and Burgenland. Stuttgart 1970, p. 718.
- Eva Holpfer: The massacre of Hungarian-Jewish forced laborers at the end of the war in Deutsch-Schützen (Burgenland) and its punishment by the Austrian people's judiciary. In: Holocaust Hefte No. 12/1999, ed. from the Hungarian Auschwitz Foundation, Holocaust Documentation Center, Budapest, pp. 43–70.
- Archived copy ( Memento of the original from June 5, 2009 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , last accessed November 4, 2009
- Province of Burgenland: Election results for German Schützen-Eisenberg 2017 (accessed on January 5, 2018)
- Province of Burgenland: Election results German Schützen-Eisenberg 2012 (accessed on January 5, 2018)
- Province of Burgenland: Election results for German Schützen-Eisenberg 2007 (accessed on January 5, 2018)
- Province of Burgenland: Election results for German Schützen-Eisenberg 2002 (accessed on January 5, 2018)
- Community of Deutsch Schützen-Eisenberg: Community news issue 6/2017 ( Memento of the original from January 6, 2018 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. (PDF document; accessed on January 5, 2018)