By Angel Wood
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Geborene Aloisia Maria Hasenbichler,geboren 1944 in St. Stefan bei Finkenstein,Matura der Handelsakademie Villach 1963,Notariatsangestellte, Postbeamte, Hausfrau,Slowenisch-Studium in Klagenfurt ab 1994,Diplomarbeit über Passionsspiele 2002,Doktorarbeit über Florjan Lipuš.
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