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. In their house at the Weimarer Strasse 71 in Döblin she and her husband received many guests. She started writing herself and published her 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, who had died in 1930, had been Jewish, Ludwig and his sister Friederike were deported to Theresienstadt and murdered. Helene survived the war and died in 1946, aged 88.

• Mother: Gabillon-Würzburg, Zerline
• Father: Gabillon, Ludwig
• Husband: Bettelheim, Anton (1881-1930)


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


Helene Bettelheim – Wikipedia

Betti, Laura

Published: 21 Mar 2008
Last update: 26 Nov 2023