Yves Bisch used to be a teacher and Head of a primary school in Sierentz. He is famous and renowned for his works as an historian of primary schools, his numerous papers in different magazines, his speeches, his columns in Alsatian dialect and his books about history and Alsatian dialect. He is involved in municipal and community life. Appreciated on both sides of the river Rhine, he is a main contact for medias as far as life in Alsace is concerned.
All your memories¶
will give you when you’re aged¶
roses in winter¶
At the hospital¶
you’re going to be grateful¶
for rain on the pane¶
In our heart bleeds¶
our alemannic gloom¶
yet fire still glows¶
After his schooling in Habsheim, he was admitted to ”Ecole Normale Supérieure” (Teacher Training College) in Colmar in 1963. He then worked as a primary school teacher in Sierentz and became Head of the school. He soon gets involved in recognizing and transmitting the regional language and culture. He has been a pioneer as far as french-german school exchanges have been concerned.
The researcher is well-known all over Alsace for his work as an historian of primary schools, and also as an author and creative mind in the field of Alsatian dialect.
The author extends his work as a teacher in getting engaged in different papers published in magazines, speeches in conferences, radio and TV interviews and programs. He works with University Teachers in Heidelberg, Zurich, Osaka, Austin and Wroclaw.
He creates the ”Elsassischa Advantkàlander” (Alsatian Advent Calendar), is cofounder of the Alsatian ”poet-paths”, the editor of a Dialect page in the ”Haut-Rhin Magazine”, dialectal columnist for the regional newspaper ”L’Alsace”, translator and proofreader for different regional authorities.
The writer and man of action took part to municipal life for 25 years. He is a member of different associations, such as: vice-chairman of ”Institut des Arts et Traditions Populaires d’Alsace” (Institute for Popular Arts and Traditions of Alsace), secretary of ”AGATE - Académie pour une Graphie Alsacienne Transfrontalière”, full member of ”Académie des Sciences, Lettres et Arts d’Alsace” (Academy of Alsace).
Yves Bisch keeps in close contact with his German and Swiss neighbours, on both sides of the Rhine as a ”Fördermitglied der Elsass-Freunde Basel” and also sits on ”Hebelbund Lörrach”.
Chronologie de l’Histoire de l’Alsace, Editions TSH, 2005
Chronologie de l’Histoire de la Suisse, Editions TSH, 2006
Chronologie des langues d’Alsace, Editions TSH, 2010
Ecoles d’Alsace, les leçons de l’Histoire, Editions du Rhin, 1996
Dr elsassische Strubelpeter, Editions Tintenfass, 2002
Dr elsassische Max un Moritz, Editions Tintenfass, 2003
10 Marle, vo de Brieder Grimm, Editions Tintenfass, 2004
Johr üs, Johr i Conseil général du Haut-Rhin, 2006
Les galets du Rhin (Anthologie) Editions du Lys, 2012
Petit dictionnaire insolite de l’alsacien Editions Larousse, 2012
Leçons d’alsacien1 & 2 Editions Journal l’Alsace, 2012/14
Mundart am Oberrhein 1&2 Elsass Freunde Basel
Prenons soin de nos aînés en alsacien Conseil Général du Haut Rhin
Horch emol ! Muettersproch-Gsellschaft
Prix de l'Académie d'Alsace, 1988
Prix Holdérith, 1993
Grand Prix du jury du festival des Alsatiques de Marlenheim, 1997
Officier des Palmes Académiques, 2008
Label ”Eco-Ecole” par le Conseil de l'Europe, 1995
Bretzel d'or 2006, promotion Nathan Katz