Helmut Bräundle-Falkensee

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Helmut Bräundle-Falkensee (born August 31, 1950 in Vienna ; † October 14, 2007 ibid) was an Austrian journalist , visual artist and founder and first general secretary of the Austrian Albert Schweitzer Society (ÖASG) .


Bräundle-Falkensee initially completed an apprenticeship as a druggist before deciding to become a journalist. He left Austria and worked for Springer Verlag in Hamburg for two years . After his return to Austria he worked for the courier and the Niederösterreichische Nachrichten .

In 1977 he married Johanna, née Countess Polzer-Hoditz, and after their son Martin was born in 1979, he decided to become self-employed as a graphic designer and copywriter. After the birth of their daughter Christiane in 1981, the family decided to move from Vienna to Mödling in 1983 .

From an early age he felt called to help other people and initially tried for two years to set up the Lazarus charity in Lower Austria . In 1984 he finally founded the Austrian Albert Schweitzer Society (ÖASG) together with a group of like-minded people to support the Albert Schweitzer Primeval Forest Hospital in Lambaréné ( Gabon ), from which a recognized, globally operating aid organization developed over time.

Helmut Bräundle-Falkensee worked as a freelance visual artist for several magazines in the field of art & culture, in which he published graphics and articles. In the years 1974 to 2004 there were exhibitions of his works in Germany and abroad and because of his interest in heraldry and phaleristics he worked successfully as a heraldic artist.

After diabetes was diagnosed in 2003 , Bräundle-Falkensee's physical condition deteriorated and, after several hospital stays, he died on October 14, 2007.

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  1. Helmut Bräundle-Falkensee at www.ordenskunde.info , accessed on October 3, 2016