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Thomas Chorherr (born November 27, 1932 in Vienna ; † June 17, 2018 ) was an Austrian journalist and author.


Thomas Chorherr was born in 1932 as the son of the businessman Otto Chorherr. During the time of National Socialism , he had a childhood disguised as a “Jewish parent” and “second degree hybrid”. In addition to school, he was a member of the German Young People and the radio game crowd.

Chorherr studied law and worked in the first post-war years as a local journalist for the three-party newspaper Neues Österreich . He spent an academic year in the USA and worked for several years as an editor for the press department of the US Mission for Economic Cooperation . He later worked as a foreign policy journalist for the weekly newspaper Weltpresse .

From 1955 Chorherr worked for Die Presse and in 1970 rose to head of its domestic affairs department. He later became first deputy editor-in-chief and finally editor-in-chief in 1976. In 1995 he changed to the position of editor (until 2000). He continued to serve as a columnist for this newspaper (guest column Merk's Vienna, always in the Monday edition).

Thomas Chorherr was Vice President of the renowned Austrian press club Concordia .

Chorherr also worked for several years as a lecturer at the Institute for Media and Communication Studies at the University of Vienna.

The former Green politician Christoph Chorherr is his son.



  • The leisure shock. Life in the vacation company. Molden, Vienna [a. a.] 1983, ISBN 3-217-01149-X
  • (Ed.): Great Austrians. Ueberreuter, Vienna / Heidelberg 1985, ISBN 3-8000-3212-0
  • Vienna. A story. Ueberreuter, Vienna 1987, ISBN 3-8000-3239-2
  • (Ed.): 1938 - Anatomy of a year. Ueberreuter, Vienna 1987, ISBN 3-8000-3245-7
  • (Ed.): Holy Wrath. The quarrel in the church. Ueberreuter, Vienna 1989, ISBN 3-8000-3321-6
  • What I think about that. Personal and political. Memories and views. Amalthea, Vienna 1997, ISBN 3-85002-404-0
  • About laughter. With illustrations by Ironimus . NP-Buchverlag, St. Pölten / Vienna / Linz 2000, ISBN 3-85326-135-3
  • The red citizens. 30 years of socialist Austria. Conservative thoughts. Molden, Vienna 2000, ISBN 3-85485-041-7
  • We offender children. Young life between swastika, bombs and freedom. Molden, Vienna 2001, ISBN 3-85485-064-6
  • Pension shock. Planning instead of panic. Molden, Vienna 2003, ISBN 3-85485-096-4
  • A brief history of Austria. Events, personalities, dates. Ueberreuter, Vienna 2003, ISBN 3-8000-3934-6
  • Vienna. A brief history of the city. Events, personalities, dates. Ueberreuter, Vienna 2004, ISBN 3-8000-3965-6
  • A brief history of the ÖVP. Events, personalities, dates. Ueberreuter, Vienna 2005, ISBN 3-8000-7111-8
  • A brief history of the 2nd republic. Events, personalities, dates. Ueberreuter, Vienna 2005, ISBN 3-8000-7032-4
  • The Catholic Church in Austria. A short story. Events, personalities, dates. Ueberreuter, Vienna 2006, ISBN 978-3-8000-7153-1
  • Help, who cares for me? Facts viewpoints perspectives. Ueberreuter, Vienna 2007, ISBN 978-3-8000-7273-6
  • Praise of praise. New strength through recognition. Styria, Vienna / Graz / Klagenfurt 2009, ISBN 978-3-222-13258-2
  • The fear dilemma. Why we cannot live with fear and cannot survive without fear. Ecowin, Salzburg 2009, ISBN 978-3-902404-75-6
  • Celebrities, celebrities, adabeis. how society became society. Molden, Vienna / Graz / Klagenfurt 2011, ISBN 978-3-85485-273-5
  • Austria: behind the scenes of politics. Ueberreuter, Vienna 2011, ISBN 978-3-8000-7520-1
  • Shut up or speak up? The Austrian dilemma. Molden, Vienna / Graz / Klagenfurt 2012, ISBN 978-3-85485-306-0
  • Been there. Memories. Kremayr & Scheriau, Vienna 2015, ISBN 978-3-218-00964-5 .
  • Requiem for the tie. The de-bourgeoisie. Residence, Salzburg-Vienna 2016, ISBN 978-3-7017-3397-2 .

Web links


  1. Hans Werner Scheidl: We miss his laughter. In: . June 17, 2018, accessed June 17, 2018 . Long-time “Presse” editor-in-chief Thomas Chorherr has died. In: . June 17, 2018, accessed June 17, 2018 .
  2. Thomas Chorherr: How does one become an Aryan? In: The press . September 16, 2006, archived from the original on January 22, 2013 ; accessed on June 17, 2018 .
  3. a b List of all decorations awarded by the Federal President for services to the Republic of Austria from 1952 (pdf, 6.6 MB)
  4. AAS 95 (2003), No. 1, p. 90.
  5. Award ceremony 2015: Mijatovic, Delcheva and Chorherr awarded. Concordia Press Club, archived from the original on April 5, 2018 ; accessed on June 17, 2018 .