Otto Scrinzi

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Otto Scrinzi (5 February 1918 in Lienz, Tirol – 2 January 2012 in Moosburg, Austria), was an Austrian neurologist, journalist and politician (VdU/FPÖ).

During the Austrian Anschluss with Nazi Germany and World War II, Scrinzi was a member of the Hitler Youth, the Nazi Party and an SA Sturmführer. Later, he became the leading representative of the German nationalist wing of the so-called “third camp” (Drittes Lager), namely the Federation of Independents (VdU) and later the Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ).[1] While he described himself as “national-conservative”,[2] “right-wing” and “conservative”, others outside the FPÖ described him as a far-right politician.[3]

He got the Decoration of Honour for Services to the Republic of Austria.