Hans Bickel (bank manager)

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Hans Bickel (born September 21, 1907 in Fritzlar ; † September 20, 1983 in Frankfurt am Main ) was a German lawyer and Landesbank director.


Hans Bickel grew up in Ihringshausen (Kassel district) as the son of Johannes Bickel (1877–1970) and his wife Christina. From 1917 to 1945 his father was mayor of the formerly independent community of Ihringshausen and chairman of the Bauverein Ihringshausen eGmbH (cooperative). He wrote the local chronicle a. a. with the description of the invasion of the Americans on April 4, 1945, to whom he handed the place over without a fight. Johannes Bickel was granted honorary citizenship in 1952 for his decades of work for the benefit of Ihringshausen. Hans Bickel graduated from high school in Kassel, began studying law at the Georg-August University in Göttingen in the summer semester of 1926 and was active there in the Hanover fraternity , with the Bickel, known as "Pan", in particular among his federal brothers excelled musically as a flautist. In the summer semester of 1928 he moved to the University of Marburg . In 1930 he passed the first state examination in law; During his legal traineeship in 1930 he was accepted by the Law and Political Science Faculty of the University of Marburg with the thesis Critical considerations on the current procedure in the referendum on Dr. jur. PhD. After the assessor exam, he found a position at the Landeskreditkasse Kassel , which promoted him to Landesbank syndic in 1937.
During the Second World War he served as a soldier.

From 1951 he was a member of the board of the Landeskreditkasse Kassel. After the Hessian Landesbanks were merged in 1953, he was appointed Landesbank director of the Hessische Landesbank - Girozentrale - in Frankfurt am Main, where he was responsible for the legal department. He belonged to the boards of directors of the credit unions of the Hessian industry, the Hessian handicraft as well as the Hessian hotel and restaurant trade . In addition, he was particularly interested in the training and further education of the Sparkasse's junior staff, which is evidenced by his extensive teaching and examination activities. Due to illness, he had to end his professional activity on April 1, 1971 and retire.

Hans Bickel was married to Edith and had three sons. Hans Bickel remained connected to his fraternity throughout his life; For a long time he was a board member of the house building association.

Bickel became known to a wider public as the author and publisher of legal textbooks and specialist books.


  • Critical considerations on the current procedure in the referendum , Marburg legal and political science dissertation, Quakenbrück: 1930
  • Commentary on the law on securing claims for the equalization of burdens, Stuttgart: Sparkassen-Vordruck- und Werbe-Dienst, 1949
  • Legitimation issues in the savings bank business, founded by Wilhelm Schaarschmidt, continued and revised by Hans Bickel from the 3rd edition to the 5th edition, Stuttgart: Deutscher Sparkassenverlag, 1959 and 1970
  • Civil law, Stuttgart: Deutscher Sparkassenverlag, 1956; 2nd revised edition 1963
  • Commercial and corporate law with special consideration of the banking and savings bank business, Stuttgart: Deutscher Sparkassenverlag, 1962
  • Introduction to securities law, Stuttgart: Deutscher Sparkassenverlag, 1966
  • Principles of voluntary jurisdiction, Stuttgart: Deutscher Sparkassenverlag, 1971


  • Helge Dvorak: Biographical Lexicon of the German Burschenschaft. Volume II: Part 2: A-G. Winter, Heidelberg 1999, ISBN 3-8253-0865-0 , p. 129.

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Individual evidence

  1. cf. Volker Luckhard, “Recollections of Fuldataler Personalitäten”, ed. Geschichts- und Museumsverein Fuldatal eV (GuM) 2010, pp. 68 ff
  2. Photography: Grave cross with the names of the parents Christina and Johannes
  3. ^ Henning Tegtmeyer : Directory of members of the fraternity Hannovera zu Göttingen 1848-1998. Self-published , Düsseldorf 1998, p. 87
  4. see Henning Tegtmeyer: History of the fraternity Hannovera 1928-1945. WJK-Verlag, Hilden 2009, page 80 ( "Concert with piano, violin, Bickel: flute" )
  5. Act to secure claims for the equalization of burdens of September 2, 1948 (Law and Ordinance Gazette of the Economic Council of the United Economic Area, p. 87) in the version of the Amending Act of August 10, 1949 (Law Gazette of the Administration of the United Economic Area, p. 232) as a Mortgage Insurance Act. The Mortgage Insurance Act deprived the debtor of the devaluation gain by obliging him to pay the repayment installments to the burden equalization fund.