Heinrich Meder

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Heinrich Meder (born November 7, 1903 in Verbász ( German  Werbass ), Batschka , Kingdom of Hungary , Austria-Hungary ; † August 11, 1985 in Vienna ) was a Protestant pastor in Yugoslavia and later a senior in Vienna as well as founder and head of the cooperative “ New settlers ".


After studying in Vienna, Leipzig and Tübingen, Meder was vicar in Agram ( Zagreb ) and senior vicar and pastor in Bulkeß (not far from Neuwerbaß). In 1941 he became Senior and Spiritual President of the German Evangelical Church in southern Hungary (Batschka and parts of Baranya). As a refugee he came to Austria via Dresden and worked here from 1945 in refugee care and pastoral care. In 1947 he became a pastor in Vienna and a senior in the diocese of Vienna . In 1950 he founded and headed the non-profit housing and settlement cooperative "Neusiedler".

Meder's grave at Vienna's central cemetery

Meder was buried in an honorary grave in the Protestant cemetery at Vienna's central cemetery.


A 120 m long path in the Salzburg district of Gneiss Süd , the Heinrich-Meder-Weg, was named after Meder .


  • Free and open - 150 years of the evangelical parish of Salzburg. Edition Tandem, Salzburg-Vienna 2013.

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Individual evidence

  1. ^ Franz Martin: Salzburg street names. List of streets, alleys, squares, paths, bridges, gates and parks with an explanation of their names. Society for Salzburg Regional Studies, Salzburg 2006.