Zilk, Helmut

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Name
Zilk, Helmut Gender: M
born on 9 June 1927 at 04:30 (= 04:30 AM )
Place Wien, Austria, 48n13, 16e20
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Selzer
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 17°19' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 07°16 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 24°42'



Portrait of Helmut Zilk 
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Helmut Zilk (his grave in Vienna)
photo: Invisigoth67, license gfdl

Biography

Austrian journalist and politician in the Austrian Social Democratic Party. Zilk was Mayor of Vienna from 1984 to 1994. On 5 December 1993 he was severely injured when he opened a letter bomb which had been sent to his home in Innere Stadt by right-wing terrorist Franz Fuchs (born 12 December 1949).

Zilk died on 24 October 2008 of heart failure, after arriving home sick from a vacation in Portugal. He was married to Austrian musical star, Dagmar Koller.

In October 1998, the newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung accused Helmut Zilk of having collaborated with Czechoslovak secret police (StB) during the 1960s. He denied the accusations. Based on this and also on information from the StB archives, Zilk was denied of a planned Czech medal of honor and the affair was widely covered by Czech and Austrian media. In 1998 Czech presidential office cleared Zilk and president Havel did apologize to him in person.

In 2009, the StB documents on Zilk were made public. These documents record 58 meetings between Zilk and secret police agents during 1965–68. Zilk had provided information about the political situation in Austria and assessment of individual Austrian politicians; for this he was paid in money and goods like Bohemian crystal glass. After the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia (August 1968) Ladislav Bittman, one of the agents in contact with Zilk, defected to the West and leaked information about him. Some Czech media (as well as the old StB documents) speculated that the continued political and journalistic career of Zilk, in spite of being uncovered, was due to some other agency (CIA is suggested) recruiting and supporting him

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • homicide attempt perpetrator relationship with Fuchs, Franz (born 12 December 1949). Notes: letter bomb

Events

  • Other Crime 5 December 1993 (victim of letter bomb attack by right-wing terrorist, lost two fingers)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Austrian astrologer Elisabeth Selzer shows his chart on her website [1]. By email she reports that Sandor Belcsak of ÖAG received the time from Zilk himself.

Categories

  • Passions : Criminal Victim : Terrorism victim (letter bomb)
  • Vocation : Politics : Party Affiliation (social democrats)
  • Vocation : Politics : Public office

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