After a military career up to lieutenant colonel in World War I , Baar-Baarenfels became regional leader of the Lower Austrian Heimwehr in 1929, regional chief of staff of the Heimwehr in 1932, and in 1933 regional army leader and deputy federal leader.
In the Austro-Fascist corporate state he was first deputy and then managing governor of Lower Austria (for Josef Reither ) from 1934 to 1935 . During this time he was also a member of the state council and the Bundestag .
From 1935 to 1936 he held the office of Federal Minister for Security and Internal Affairs . After the Heimwehr leader Ernst Rüdiger Starhemberg resigned all of his political offices in 1936, he followed this on May 14 as Vice Chancellor in Schuschnigg's second cabinet until the government was reshuffled on November 3, 1936. He was then envoy in Budapest until the end of the First Republic . He was first retired, then released and finally arrested, and was in the Dachau and Flossenbürg concentration camps from 1939 to 1941 .
He was a member of the K.Ö.L. Starhemberg.
- Entry on Eduard Baar-Baarenfels in the Austria Forum (in the AEIOU Austria Lexicon )
- Entry on Eduard Baar-Baarenfels in the database of the state's memory of the history of Lower Austria ( Museum Niederösterreich )
- Biography at the Lower Austrian Parliament. (PDF; 443 kB)
- Eduard Baar-Baarenfels on the website of the Austrian Parliament
- Original sound from Eduard Baar-Baarenfels: Speech in the Lower Austrian state parliament (1934) in the online archive of the Austrian media library
- "Acta Studentica", 72/1988, p. 6.
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||Austrian Heimwehr leader and politician|
|DATE OF BIRTH||November 3, 1885|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Laibach|
|DATE OF DEATH||March 14, 1967|
|Place of death||Saalfelden|