Johann Breitwieser Breitwieser-Schani

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2016-17 - 2015 - up to 2015

Schani Podcast in the series Wiener Blut

The enthusiasts from The Podcast Posse have made a podcast on the life of Schani Breitwieser.
3 October 2020

New Transcriptions

This time we are filling the gap that was 5 April 1919.
30 August 2020

New Transcriptions

Two new transcriptions from 3 and 4 April 1919.
13 July 2020

Mail Form

We updated our mail form and the script behind it.
1 May 2020

New Transcription

This new transription is of an article about Schani's Villa in St. Andrä-Wördern. The original has some interesting photos.
13 April 2020


All pages on news here on have been updated.
5 January 2020

Another two Articles on Schani's Funeral

These two new newspaper transcriptions round up the reports on Schani's funeral.
23 December 2019

Schani Online

We have a new page Schani Online to point you to another informative site on Mr Breitwieser.
11 November 2019

Articles on Schani's Funeral

Two new newspaper transcriptions, this time on Schani's funeral.
8 September 2019

Article on Schani in Kikeriki

One of us Schani friends has found yet another article in the online archive of the National Library. Thank you, Gerhard Zauner.
28 July 2019

Articles - 100th Anniversary of Schani's Death

There are two new articles published to mark the 100th anniversary of Schani's death.
3 April 2019

Candle for Schani

To mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Schani Breitwieser a little group gathered at Meidlinger Friedhof cemetery.
2 April 2019

100th Anniversary

Today is the 100th anniversary of Schani's death. If you are new to this site browse a bit, if you are a regular light a candle.
1 April 2019

Books Update

Our list of books with info on Schani now includes Wolfgang Maderthaner's »Österreich. 99 Dokumente, Briefe und Urkunden«.
1 April 2019

E-Book Update

Just in time for the 100th anniversary of his death on April 1 our e-book has been updated to version 1.0.2.
31 March 2019

Schani on TV

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of his death TV station W24 published a video called Schani Breitwieser: »Der beste Einbrecher den wir hatten«. (The best burglar we ever had.)
30 March 2019

Egon Erwin Kisch

The article »Wie der Einbrecher Breitwieser erschossen wurde« is now online here at
28 March 2019

All Pages

In preparation for the 100th anniversary of Schani's death all pages were brought up-to-date.
28 March 2019

New Transcriptions

Two new transcriptions of articles from 28 July 1918.
23 December 2018

New Transcription

The next article in easier-to-read standard print is from Reichspost on 23 July 1919.
3 November 2018

New Transcriptions

We have more transcriptions this year. These are from 29 June and 27 July 1918.
25 June 2018

New Transcription

A new transcription has been added. This time it is an article from Prague, 26 July 1918.
7 May 2017

New Transcription

An artikel from 20 July 1918 has been transcribed.
7 April 2017

Schani in HTML5

The entire website was switched to HTML5. These internal changes have no effect on the look of the pages.
18 June 2016

New Articles and Transcriptions

The liste of articles now also includes reports on the burglary into ammonition factory Hirtenberger Patronenfabrik on 18 January 1919. Two articles have already been transcribed.
14 April 2016

Play Johnny Breitwieser in Graz

31 March 2016 will be first night for the play Johnny Breitwieser - Eine Verbrecherballade by Thomas Arzt in the Schauspielhaus theatre in Graz.
20 March 2016

New Transcription

The newest entry covers 15 June 1918.
20 January 2016


The list of books now also contains the collections with Alfred Polgar's article on Schani Breitwieser.
8 January 2016

News and Headers

Page News was re-organised; at the same time the presentation of the headlines was optimized.
7 January 2016

New Articles in List

The list of newspaper articles now includes papers from 1919 and later.
6 January 2016

New Transcriptions

Our transcriptions make it into June 1918.
5 January 2016