Bettelheim-Gabillon, Helene

BORN 7 Nov 1857, Wien - DIED 22 Jan 1946, Wien
GRAVE LOCATION Wien: Döblinger Friedhof, Hartäckerstraße 65 (Gruppe 30, Reihe 4, Nummer 5 (Ehrengrab))

Daughter of the actors Ludwig Gabillon and Zerlin Würzburg. In her younger years she tried her hand as an illustrator. In 1881 she married the author Anton Bettelheim, with whom she had three children. After her marriage she started writing herself. She published stories and essays. She was best known for her descriptions of the theatre in Vienna.

Her son Ludwig was an actor and an economist. Because her husband was Jewish Ludwig and his sister Friederike were deported to Theresienstadt and murdered. She survived the war herself and died in 1946, aged 88.

• Mother: Gabillon-Würzburg, Zerline
• Father: Gabillon, Ludwig


The grave of Helene Bettelheim-Gabillon at the Döblinger Friedhof, Vienna.
Picture by Androom (19 Aug 2007)


Betti, Laura

Published: 21 Mar 2008
Last update: 11 Feb 2022