Klang, Heinrich

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KLANG, HEINRICH (1875–1954), Austrian judge and jurist. Born in Vienna, Klang was an expert on Austrian civil law and the editor of Kommentar zum Allgemeinen Buergerlichen Gesetzbuch (2 vols. in 4, 1931–35), the last complete commentary on the Austrian civil code. He was also the author of works on the laws of landlord and tenant. Following the Anschluss of 1938, Klang was pensioned and in 1942 was deported to Theresienstadt. On his release in 1945 he returned to Vienna where he was chairman of one of the divisions of the supreme court and honorary professor at the University of Vienna.


Neue oesterreichische Biographie, vol. 14, 178–86. add. bibliography: ndb, vol. 11 (1977), 705 f.

[Josef J. Lador-Lederer]