Oscar Schneider

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Oscar Schneider (born June 3, 1927 in Altenheideck , Bavaria ) is a German politician ( CSU ). From 1982 to 1989 he was Federal Minister for Regional Planning, Building and Urban Development .

Life and work

After high school in 1948 at Willibald-Gymnasium in Eichstätt Schneider began a study of law and political science , which he with the first and second state exam completed. In 1959 he was at Friedrich August von der Heydte of de Faculty of Law and Political Science at the University of Würzburg with a thesis on the ministerial responsibility in the Federal Republic of Germany to the Dr. jur. utr. PhD. During his studies he became a member of the Catholic student association KDSt.V. Gothia Erlangen in the Cartell Association of Catholic German Student Associations . He then joined the administration of the Free State of Bavaria. Most recently he worked as a government director in financial management. Oscar Schneider is married and has two children.

Oscar Schneider is committed to numerous social projects in the Holy Land . In 1973 he was appointed Knight of the Order of Knights of the Holy Sepulcher by Cardinal Grand Master Maximilien Cardinal de Fuerstenberg and invested in the order on May 12, 1973 in Augsburg Cathedral by Lorenz Cardinal Jaeger , Grand Prior of the German Lieutenancy . Most recently he held the rank of officer in the Papal Lay Order.


Oscar Schneider 2015

Schneider has been a member of the CSU since 1953. From 1957 to 1991 he was a member of their state board. In addition, he was chairman of the CSU district association Nuremberg - Fürth for many years . From 1956 he was a member of the city council of Nuremberg and from 1960 to 1969 chairman of the CSU parliamentary group. From 1966 to 1970 he was also a member of the Middle Franconia District Assembly . From 1969 to 1994 he was a member of the German Bundestag . From 1972 to 1982 he was chairman of the committee for regional planning, construction and urban development. From 1991 to 1994 he was the cultural policy spokesman for the CDU / CSU parliamentary group . Schneider was last drawn into the German Bundestag (12th electoral term 1990) via the Bavarian state list.

Public offices

On October 4, 1982, he was the Federal Minister for Regional Planning, Building and Urban Development in the by Chancellor Helmut Kohl led government appointed. After reshuffling the cabinet, he left the government on April 21, 1989. In the local elections in 1990 , he ran for the office of Lord Mayor of Nuremberg, but lost significantly against the incumbent Lord Mayor Dr. Peter Schönlein (SPD). The glass dome of the Reichstag was built according to the design by Oscar Schneider. The responsible architect Norman Foster had always resisted this suggestion and had more than fifty alternative proposals made, including a canopy construction. The parliamentarians, however, voted with a majority of one vote for the glass dome. Last but not least, it was decisive that the CSU regional group stood unanimously behind its member. Under Oscar Schneider there was a change in the property transfer tax model.

Since the death of Hans-Jochen Vogel on July 26, 2020, he has been the retired Federal Minister, who is the oldest living in years. D.

Social offices

From 1985 to 1999 he chaired the supervisory bodies of the House of History Foundation of the Federal Republic of Germany , the German Historical Museum and the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany .

Membership in the NSDAP

Schneider had been a member of the NSDAP since April 20, 1944 . According to his own admission, Schneider knew nothing about this and assumes that, like many others, he was accepted into the NSDAP in a collective process on this particular date. The Eichstätt Spruchkammer decided on January 25, 1947 (file number Ia / 1029) that Schneider in the proceedings pursuant to § 1 of the law of August 6, 1946 (youth amnesty) in conjunction with Art. 20 and 33 Paragraph 5 of the Law for Liberation from National Socialism and Militarism of March 5, 1946 was exonerated by discontinuation for not being affected.




Web links

Commons : Oscar Schneider  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Dealing with the Nazi past (PDF) German Bundestag. December 14, 2011. Retrieved May 17, 2017.
  2. Participation in the "Long Night of Science 2011" . Nuremberg Astronomical Society. October 22, 2011. Archived from the original on September 13, 2016. Retrieved on May 17, 2017.