Further literature

Lost Homeland Georgshausen

At the beginning of 2010 the translation of the book „Verlorene Heimat Georgshausen“ by Dr. Josef Wüst into English was completed. After years of work, we have succeeded in creating a unique work! Translation: Henry A. Fischer, Correction: Barbara Hebenstreit (daughter of the author), Design: Ray Borschowa.
Now available from Ray Borschowa:

(German) Verlorene Heimat Georgshausen

The book „Verlorene Heimat Georgshausen“ by Dr. Josef Wüst provides information about life in a small village in the Banat, Serbia, populated by Danube Swabians, and a historical overview. The book is available as an unbound copy.
Please send inquiries to Barbara Hebenstreit (daughter of the author)

(German) So war’s im Donauschwabenland - Mundartgedichte von Sepp Stumper

Sepp Stumper was a fellow villager from Kathreinfeld who had found a new home in Vienna. In the course of time he has written numerous Donauschwaben poems, which all deal with the life of the Donauschwaben. In order to preserve the Donauschwäbische dialect, a CD was produced with audio samples of the most beautiful poems personally performed by the author. In order to make the texts understandable for our descendants, they were printed with a translation in a book. Book and CD together result in a unique work, which was sold like hot cakes right after its presentation. To give future generations an insight into the dialect of the Danube Swabians, the CD was published on YouTube and the book as PDF.

Download book (240 KB): So war's im Donauschwabenland - Mundartgedichte von Sepp Stumper.pdf

Mundartgedichte
(00:06)
1.
A LAND VOLL SUMPF UN MOOR
Ein Land voll Sumpf und Moor
(03:27)
2.
SO WAR'S IN KATRINE
So war es in Kathreinfeld
(07:58)
3.
WANNS IM FRUHJOHR ANFANGT ZU BLIEHE
Wenn’s im Frühjahr anfängt zu blühen
(09:51)
4.
A TRAAM VUN EEM KLEENE BU
Ein Traum von einem kleinen Buben
(12:30)
5.
MOTTRTAA I
Muttertag
(14:30)
6.
ERNTEDANKFEST
Erntedankfest
(16:52)
7.
SCHNEEFLOCKE IN DR ADVENTZEIT
Schneeflocken in der Adventzeit
(18:58)
8.
WEIHNACHTEN
Weihnachten
(20:59)
9.
HEILICHE OWED
Heiliger Abend
(24:39)
10.
HEILIGER ABEND VOR VIELEN JAHR'!
Heiliger Abend vor vielen Jahren!
(27:12)
11.
D' VOLKSKULENR
Der Volkskalender
(29:20)
12.
MEI MOTTRSPROCH!
Meine Muttersprache!
(32:33)
13.
DIE SUNN IM SCHWOWELAND
Die Sonne im Schwabenland
(34:36)
14.
ICH BIN A SCHWOB
Ich bin ein Schwabe
(36:24)
15.
STOLZI SCHWOWELEIT
Stolze Schwabenleute
(38:11)
16.
SEHNSUCHT NO DIE STERNE VON DRHEMM!
Sehnsucht nach den Sternen von Daheim!
(41:16)
17.
HEMMEWH
Heimweh
(43:19)
18.
MEI HERZ, DES KLOPPT UN WERD NETT STILL
Mein Herz das klopft und wird nicht still
(45:13)
19.
VERLORENI HEIMAT
Verlorene Heimat
(46:56)
20.
ERINNERUNG AN DIE KINRZEIT
Erinerung an die Kinderzeit
(49:20)
21.
VRGANGENI ZEITE
Vergangene Zeiten
(53:44)
22.
NOR NETT NOLOSSE!
Nur nicht nachlassen!
(55:35)
23.
ÄLTRI LEIT
Ältere Leute
(57:08)
24.
A LIEWES WORT
Ein liebes Wort
(59:24)
25.
FRIEDE
Friede

(German) Das Drama an der Theiß-Pontonbrücke

The booklet „Das Drama an der Theiß-Pontonbrücke“ by the compatriot Alfred Schwarz from St. Hubert near Kikinda, who survived this tragedy, is highly recommended.
Please send inquiries to Barbara Hebenstreit:

(German) Geschichte der deutschen Volksgruppen in Südosteuropa

A new educational film, published by the Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Culture on DVD, describes the moving history of the Danube Swabians, Transylvanian Saxons, Carpathians and Hungarian Germans, as well as the Germans from Bukovina and Dobrudscha. In four sections, the „Geschichte der deutschen Volksgruppen in Südosteuropa“ is presented from its beginnings to the present day. The fate of the expulsion is impressively recounted with hitherto unknown historical photographs and film documents.
Please send inquiries to Peter Wassertheurer:

Links

Description Link
Schwabenverein Vienna http://www.donauschwaben.at
Zichydorf in Saskatchevan http://zichydorfonline.org/
Donauschwaben in the USA http://donauschwaben-usa.org/donauschwaben_clubs.htm
http://donauschwaben-usa.org/donauschwaben_culture.htm
Banater Schwaben http://www.banater-schwaben.org
Donauschwaben Villages Helping Hands http://www.dvhh.org
Donauschwaben Genealogienetz http://www.genealogienetz.de/reg/ESE/dschwab-d.html
Book of the Dead - Donauschwaben http://www.donauschwaben.at/das%20totenbuch%20der%20donauschwaben.html