- a city in central Germany, in Hesse: university (1607). Pop: 74 001 (2003 est)
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As I have said, Giessen was the best camp of all, barring the starvation.
As Giessen was the best camp, so this one was the worst of all those we were to know.
In 1873 Keim was appointed professor of theology at Giessen.
He then departed from Giessen without taking leave of Leuckart.Life of Elie Metchnikoff, 1845-1916
It is connected with giessen, he who emits the seed, and means stallion, man.Friedrich Nietzsche