Thank you for sharing your story.On this page: http://dvhh.org/genealogy/See
& 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
Kind regards,Jody McKim Pharr
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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
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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