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To all Danube Swabians, their descendants, and the readers of the messages
on this List:
Have a wonderful Christmas and a very happy new year 2018!
My latest book in the Danube-Swabian dialect of Alexanderhausen was
published recently in Temeswar/Timişoara. Being sponsored by the local
Democratic Forum of the Germans, it is not sold commercially. For anybody
who might be interested, the details are published at
Most of the little stories gathered in the book have been previously
published in one or both of the newspapers Banater Post (München/Munich) and
Banater Zeitung (Bucureşti/Bukcharest).
On the website specified above you can read some of the stories in their
original dialect, as well as some translations into English. Unfortunately,
the specific nuances or character is lost in translation.
Welcome to the DVHH (Donauschwaben Village Helping Hands) mailing lists.
I believe you will find very friendly, helpful people on the list. I
know there are some members from your towns.
Connum via DONAUSCHWABEN-VILLAGES wrote:
> Hello Darlene,
> it was suggested to me to contact you in order to become a member of a
> Donauschwaben mailing list. I am a descendant of SIMON, FALKENSTEIN,
> SCHWEMLEIN and KERESCHER families from Kisker and Gakowa. I'm currently
> adding all the information that I already have to WikiTree, and I still
> need to find out more about all the other ancestors except the Falkenstein
> line (because I already have plenty of information on that).
> Kind regards from Germany
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it was suggested to me to contact you in order to become a member of a
Donauschwaben mailing list. I am a descendant of SIMON, FALKENSTEIN,
SCHWEMLEIN and KERESCHER families from Kisker and Gakowa. I'm currently
adding all the information that I already have to WikiTree, and I still
need to find out more about all the other ancestors except the Falkenstein
line (because I already have plenty of information on that).
Kind regards from Germany
Thank you for sharing your story.On this page: http://dvhh.org/genealogy/See below text & links. Maybe the your relatives are listed.
Totenbuch der Donauschwaben (The Book of the Dead of the Danube Swabians) - The genocide of the Germans in Yugoslavia between 1944 and 1948 ... The Danube-Swabian Association (DAG) has published this documentation on the Internet making it accessible to all interested persons, particularly to our young generation. The following file versions are available:PDF, listed alphabetically by SURNAMEPDF, sorted alphabetically by HOME COMMUNITIES.xlsx file, sorted alphabetically by SURNAME.xlsx file, sorted alphabetically by HOME COMMUNITIESA group of us researchers met up in Romania and Tom Betz was there:http://www.dvhh.org/temesquarters/travelers.htm
Kind regards,Jody McKim Pharr
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-------- Original message --------From: PG Baitz via DONAUSCHWABEN-VILLAGES <donauschwaben-villages(a)rootsweb.com> Date: 11/11/17 12:14 PM (GMT-05:00) To: DVHH Posts <donauschwaben-villages(a)rootsweb.com>, Banat List <banat(a)rootsweb.com> Subject: [DVHH] Hetin, Banat Geneology Search Guidance BAITZ Surname
Greetings fellow Schwabians,
This is an account from my Tante (Aunt) who is alive and well today, she was born 1930 in Karlovac, Banat and left when she was 13 years old to live with friends in Austria with her mother Mathilde (knee Vojna in Werschetz, Banat), younger brother (my father born Graz, Austria 1937 - they visited Austria over time), and a hired laborer, to avoid the bombing and bloodshed of the war. As they were fleeing "the allies", my father was shot in the leg... they wanted to amputate his leg, but Mathilde would not allow them, which was a very good thing as all healed well in time. My father also corroborated some of this information earlier in my life, but he was seven years younger than my Tante, both children of Anton and Mathilde migrated to The United States of America in the early 1950's.
Her father and my Grandfather, Anton Baitz grew up in Hetin, Banat his family was dwelling in the Banat for 250-300 years, they were from the Black Forest region in Germany and came to Banat through Ulm. In Wien the spelling of their surname was changed from Beitz to Baitz. The family practiced the Catholic faith.
Anton's father Michael Baitz was a butcher and Anton's mother's name was Magdellena (Lena), they were both taken by the red army and never seen or heard of again after the war as they were proud to be German and stated such to the authorities that divided up the peoples in that area at the time. My Aunts account is they were living with friends in Austria and were ordered to report back to the Banat (then in Jugoslav/Yugoslavia) shortly after the war, my Grandmother spoke multiple languages and said she was Hungarian not German and her daughter was a deaf mute and couldn't talk. That's how they were released, but her father and mother in law were taken away and never seen or heard of again. We can only assume they were taken off to death or labor camps somewhere. They were separated from Anton - who was a doctor - as he had no choice but to serve in the war under duress, and after the war he went to Austria. Anton was a surgeon (later dentist) through University Hospital in Salzburg Austria (he had studied at the University of Graz), he could never find a trace of his parents though he tried very hard to find them. His family lost all their homes, lands and possessions as all was taken from them and many others after the war.
Anton Baitz also had an uncle Anton Michael Baitz. See old photos #1 below of his father Michael, wife Magdellena, Anton himself, uncle Anton Michael, and mother of Michael standing in front of their house in Hetin (Tamasfalva). The older woman in front of picture #2 is stated by Anton to be his grandmother, as written on the back with this information by Anton Baitz that I've attached to this posting.
I'm seeking to find Michael and Magdellena parents names and surnames and all related ancesters to know our genelogy.
Any assitance you can give me to point me in the right direction is much appreciated.
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