Hans Giebisch

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Hans Giebisch's tombstone at the Vienna Central Cemetery
Monument to Hans Giebisch in Weikertschlag an der Thaya

Hans Giebisch (born September 23, 1888 in Brno , † August 24, 1966 in Vienna ) was an Austrian poet , high school professor and literary historian .


During his studies, Giebisch became a member of the Alania Vienna fraternity . The fraternity song comes from him: "I like to sit by the tankard ..."

Because of his ancestors he was very closely connected to the Waldviertel and became a secondary school teacher in Waidhofen and in 1934 published his first volume of poetry "When the day will tend to decline". This was followed by poems that covered the theme of the Waldviertel, the landscape, farmers, castles and customs. Giebisch was a friend of Josef Weinheber and was venerated as a Waldviertel local poet during his lifetime.

Giebisch was a member of the NSDAP from 1933 to 1939. He was also a member of the Association of German Writers Austria BdSÖ, which worked energetically towards the 'Anschluss of Austria' to the German Reich in 1938 and joyfully welcomed the Anschluss in a contribution to the confessional book of Austrian poets published by the BdSÖ .

After the end of the Second World War , Giebisch worked as a publishing editor. At this time he began work on his "Little Austrian Literature Lexicon". This was followed by the three-volume edition “Weltliteratur” and, together with Gustav Gugitz , a “Bio-Bibliographisches Literaturlexikon Austria”. He also published extensively in the Eckartbote . In 1964 he was awarded the poet's stone shield from the Dichterstein Offenhausen association, which was banned in 1999 because of being re- employed by the National Socialists .

Hans Giebisch was buried on August 31, 1966 in the Vienna Central Cemetery.


  • Sonnet Waldviertel
  • Change and duration
  • Small Austrian literary lexicon
  • World literature
  • Bio-Bibliographic Literature Lexicon of Austria

Secondary literature

  • Austrians from Sudeten German tribe . Volume 1: Painters, graphic artists, sculptors, medalists, builders, architects, poets, writers, journalists. Vienna: Verlag der Typographische Anstalt. 1961.
  • Felix Czeike : III. Country road . Vienna [u. a.]: Jugend & Volk, 1984 (Wiener Bezirkskulturführer, 3), p. 42.
  • Helge Dvorak: Biographical Lexicon of the German Burschenschaft. Volume II: Artists. Winter, Heidelberg 2018, ISBN 978-3-8253-6813-5 , pp. 247–248.
  • Dr. Günter Schusta, "Who was Hans Giebisch?" in "Acta Studentica", volume 171, March 2010, pp. 7ff

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Adalbert Schmidt: literary history of our time . 3rd edition, 1968, pp. 716 ( online in Google book search). ; Waidhofen an der Thaya is also given as the place of death ( online in the Google book search)
  2. Willy Nolte (Ed.): Burschenschafter Stammrolle. List of the members of the German Burschenschaft according to the status of the summer semester 1934. Berlin 1934. S. 144.
  3. http://www.aldania.at/db-lex.htm
  4. Amann, Klaus (2001). “The Austrian Nazi Parnassus. Literature business in the 'Ostmark' 1938–1945 ”. In: Tálos, Emmerich & Hanisch, Ernst & Neugebauer, Wolfgang & Sieder, Reinhard (eds.). Nazi rule in Austria. A manual . Reprint of the first edition in 2000. Vienna: öbv & htp. P. 586 f.
  5. ^ Association of German writers Austria (ed.): Confession book of Austrian poets . Krystall Verlag, Vienna 1938
  6. ^ Hans Giebisch in the Vienna History Wiki of the City of Vienna
  7. https://webarchiv.onb.ac.at/web/20160903183838/http://www.onb.ac.at/oe-literaturzeitschriften/Eckartbote/Eckartbote_texte.htm
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