Karl Wrba

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Karl Wrba (born October 1, 1900 in Vienna ; † March 17, 1973 ibid) was district chairman of the 10th Viennese district of Favoriten .


Born a favorite, Karl Wrba was initially a precision mechanic apprentice at the Ericsson company in Absberggasse , where he came into contact with the social democratic movement. In 1920 he became the party's youngest section head in Vienna. In 1925 he became a tram conductor and a year later a staff representative at the Favoriten depot.

After the end of the Second World War, Wrba gathered former comrades in his apartment in Pölzerhof and was appointed spokesman for the Favoritner SPÖ . In 1945/46 he was deputy district chairman under the communist district chairman Karl Kempf and local council, after the first free elections he was also district chairman from April 16, 1946 to May 11, 1966. The twenty-year term of office mainly saw the rebuilding of what had been badly damaged in the war District.

Wrba was also chairman of the socialist district chairman of Vienna and chairman of the Volkshochschule Favoriten association.

Karl Wrba was buried in the Oberlaa cemetery (group 2, row 14, number 22).



  • Felix Czeike : Historical Lexicon Vienna . Vol. 5. Kremayr & Scheriau, Vienna 1997, ISBN 3-218-00547-7
  • Berta Wenzel: The district heads from then until today 1875–2010 . Favoritner Museum Blätter No. 32. District Museum Favoriten, Vienna 2010

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predecessor Office successor
Karl Kempf District Director of favorites
1946 - 1966
Emil Fucik