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Gschichte vun drhem

Summary | Inhalt
by Helen Alba

Acceptance | Grußwort | Cuvânt de salut
by Nikolaus Tullius

Book Review | Rezension 
by Hans Dama


Şandra Town Hall - Local Council Şandra
As a sign of high esteem the title of Honorary Citizen of the Commune Şandra
is awarded to Mr Nikolaus Tullius, Şandra - October 2017.
Mayor Luchian Savu (official seal of Şandra)

Home Brass Band | Heimatmusich

The Floating Car | De Schwimmwage

How it was and how it could not have stayed | Wie’s war un net hätt kenne bleiwe

The village wells of Alexanderhausen | Die Schandrhaaser Dorfbrunne

"Vanilla crescents in the shoe box" By Helen Alba-Kling

From the Banat to Canada and back in thoughts / Nikolaus Tullius is eighty - A life between poppies and maple leafs by Hans Gehl.

Illumination of the Alexanderhausen Church

Hans Schuch "Alexanderhausen before and after the Revolt of 1989"

“Kleiner Schwab – großer Krieg“ ["Little Schwab - big war"] a novel by Lauer, 1993.


Order the book by sending 20 Euros plus shipping & handling to:

Banat Verlag
Zugspitzstraße 64
85435 Erding

Include the address to which the book should be shipped. You can order the book by e-mail to and pay later.

Additionally, orders can be placed by telephone: 0049-8122-229 3422
or by fax: 0049-8122-229 4556.

Payments can also be made directly through foreign banks, by referring to IBAN DE657601008534070850 BIC PBNKDEFF (where the IBAN number contains the Bank and the account number).

The Banater Kalendar 2019 is centered on documents describing the experienced, suffered history of the Banat Swabians. The political events immediately after the end of the First World War, as well as the change of alliance of Romania on 23 August 1944 had drastic consequences for the Banat Germans. The calendar documents the experienced history: the flight to the West before the Red Army, the deportation to the Soviet Union 1945-1949, the expropriation of the land and property in 1945, the deportation to the Bărăgan 1951-1956 and important events in the subsequent history of the Banat Swabians to the present day.

Edited by Aneta & Walter Konschitzky. 
Publisher: Banat Verlag Erding.
ISBN 978-3-9817676-6-7
A book-type calendar with 312 pages of text and high-quality photos, on heavy, glossy paper. It is a real high-quality piece of Banat history, than can be enjoyed even without reading the German text. Articles on historical, popular-cultural, & local historical & geographical themes.




Donauschwaben: Deutsche Siedler in Südosteuropa
Authors (Historians) Gerhard Seewann, Michael Portmann
Publisher Deutsches Kulturforum östliches Europa, 2018
ISBN 3936168725, 9783936168723

In the 18th century there were ships sailing downstream from German ports on the Danube. People hoping for a better future in southeastern Central Europe embarked on these ships. Most came from the southwestern lands of the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation. Their destination was Hungary, where workers were needed after the liberation from Turkish rule. The immigrants were called "Swabians" (Schwaben) regardless of their place of origin. They were economically successful and shaped wide areas of land. After 1918 these groups, now called "Donauschwaben" (Danube Swabians), belonged to three different states.

From 1944, hundreds of thousands lost their homes through flight, expulsion, persecution and deportation, and thousands lost their lives. Many of the uprooted found refuge in Southern Germany.

Only the Banat Swabians and the Sathmar Swabians in Romania, as well as a part of the Hungary-Germans were allowed to stay. Many of them came to Germany as Spätaussiedler (Late Resettlers), those remaining in their countries of birth today form active German minorities in their home states.

Review by Adam Silbereis ‎30‎. ‎Jan‎ ‎2019: Interesting and exciting, the authors describe the more than 300-year history of the Danube Swabians from the beginning to the present day. Excellent images and maps also ensure that the text is visually complemented.  Conclusion: This book is a pleasure and a must for every Danube Swabian.[Original in German: Interessant und spannend beschreiben die Verfasser die über 300-jährige Geschichte der Donauschwaben von den Anfängen bis heute.Hervorragende Bilder und Karten sorgen zudem für die optische Ergänzung des Textes. Fazit: Dieses Buch ist eine Freude und ein Muss für jeden Donauschwaben.]


Giving birth in Alexanderhausen by Waltraud Wilhelm

Birth and Baptism in Alexanderhausen by Elisabeth Sauer

Dominik Simone: The Horse Mill of Alexanderhausen

School Days in the 1940's & 1950's by Helene Schuch

Our Resettlement in Germany by Helene Schuch

Life in our new Homeland by Helene Schuch

Journey from Alexanderhausen to Ottawa by Nick Tullius

My Escape From Romania by Herwig Stefan

Illumination of the Alexanderhausen Church

Trip to Temeswar - 2008 | So vertraut und doch schon so fremd

Stories from back home | Gschichte vun drhem by/vun Nick Tullius 

  Home Brass Band | Heimatmusich

  The Floating Car | De Schwimmwage

  How it was and how it could not have stayed | Wie’s war un net hätt kenne bleiwe

  The village wells of Alexanderhausen | Die Schandrhaaser Dorfbrunne

  Up in the Mulberry Tree | Ufm Maulbierebaam

  Rubber Slingshots and Gendarmes | Gummiflinte un Schandare

  Soldiers‘ Graves by the Hemp Pond | Soldategräwer an der Hanfkaul

  Old-Time Retirement | Im Vorbhalt

  Cleanliness must be kept! | Sauwerkeit muss sin

  How that hat got on the church | Wie der Hutt uf die Kerch kumm is

  Threshing machines, steam engines, tractors | Dreschmaschine, Dampfmaschine un Traktore

  In the family | In dr Familje

  Exams in Temeswar / Priefunge in Temeschwar

  Village Music back Home | Dorfmusich in der Heimat

  Catching may bugs | Maikäfer fange

  Catching fish | Fisch fange

  Catching quail | Wachtle fange

  Catching Rabbits | Hase Fange

 Making Brandy | Iwer's Rakibrenne

  The best quince that I've tasted in my life |  Die beschti Quitt, wu ich im Lewe verkoscht han


Alexanderhausen Families and House Numbers (1933)

Villages of Origin

War & Casualties of Alexanderhausen Families


Nick Tullius - I have updated my family tree publishing it via MyHeritage, increasing the number of direct ancestors to about 350 with one French/German branch from Alsace going back to 1450 – 15 generations.

Helen Schuch - The Schuch Family History


Village Name Variants: German: Alexanderhausen; Hungarian: Sándorháza; Romanian (Official): Sandra

The following books were published by the H.O.G. Alexanderhausen:

  • [1] Sepp Schmitt: Alexanderhausen - Heimatbuch einer Banater Heidegemeinde, München 1987. Includes as Part 1 the book 'Alexanderhausen 1833 - 1933' by Nikolaus Hans Hockl

  • [2] Alexanderhausen - Ein einmaliges und eines der schönsten Dörfer der Banater Heide 1833 - 1998 Volume I Text, Volume 2 Photographs, Bietigheim-Bissingen 1998

  • [3] Helene Schuch: Familienbuch der katholischen Pfarrgemeinde Alexanderhausen 1833-2000, Bietigheim-Bissingen 2001


Abbreviations for Villages and Countries

Village Plan of Alexanderhausen by Master Builder Tillger in 1933

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The Roundel in the center of Alexanderhausen
by Master Builder Tillger in 1933



Our Beautiful Church

Types of Houses

Old Postcards

Harvest Time

Christmas Time

Public Buildings

School Days

Life in the Baragan


Alexanderhausen 2008 *

Temeswar 2008 *

Lenauheim 2008 *

Rekasch 2008 *


Photos are from the author's files (marked *) or from the Alexanderhausen Heimatbuch. Some images enlarge by clicking them.

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Last updated: 15 Feb 2019