Banat Teacher, Art Editor, Journalist & Author

Bohn, Hans


Hans Bohn, born in 1927 (Kleinsanktpeter Totina), witnessed both the heyday of the German peasantry in the Banat, as well as its demise in the turmoil of the Second World War. He survived eight years Russian labor camps and forced labor, worked as teacher and arts editor in Timisoara, Romania, and came to Germany in 1990. Today the author lives in Landshut, and now has published several books.

Author of:

  • So hab ich das Leben lieben gelernt (versuri), 1956

  • Im Acker der Zeit, Editura Helicon, Timisoara, 1992

  • Verlorene Heimat, Editura Helicon, Timisoara, 1993

  • Weiden biegen sich im Wind... Editare în regie proprie, 1995

  • Als die Schwalben heimwärts zogen / Jahre der Erinnerung, Editura Langen Müller, München. 1999; ISBN 3-7844-2719-7, ISBN 978-3-7844-2719-5

  • Im Bann besiegelter Jahre. Kurzromanen und Erzählungen aus der südostdeutschen Nachkriegsgeschichte, Editura Cosmopolitan Art, Timisoara, 2007

  Verlorene Heimat (E: Lost Homeland), 1993 Temeswar

Banat Rumänien Dokumentation & Erzählungen bebildert und interessant geschrieben. 1993 1. Auflage. Hans Bohn Helicon Verlag

Quote from book by Walter Konschizky regarding "The fate of the Germans in the Banat after the coup d'état on 23rd August 1944 up until the deportation to the Bărăgan Steppes" . . .

As a national minority, the Banat Swabians always found themselves in a difficult position. A Banater publicist appropriately described the situation as follows: 'There can hardly be a tribe in south-eastern Europe which has been more affected by the war and its consequences than the Banat Swabians. As a minority in a country of a different nationality, the Swabians were abandoned again and again to the political and chauvinistic despotism during times of political unrest, which ranged from harassment in cultural and educational policies, restriction of development opportunities in public life and political de-nationalization, to deprivation of rights and life threats, e.g. abduction. In their unenviable situation as loyal citizens on the one hand and with their affection towards the German motherland on the other, the Banat Swabians were always given difficult decisions to make in times of destiny during their history.' (Hans Bohn: 'Verlorene Heimat' – Temeswar 1993, p. 56)

  Als die Schwalben heimwärts zogen

1999, 1. Auflage
352 Seiten geb. mit SU
19,90 EUR / 34,90 CHF
Langen Müller

Jahre der Erinnerung - Roman

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Latest additions:

GRÜNN, Karl *1855 Perjamosch +1930
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KAPPUS, Franz Xaver *1883 Temeschwar +1966
Banat Journalist, Writer & Author
; founder of the Free Democratic Party in Berlin.

KIRCHNER, Rudy *1933-2008 Canada
Banat Historian
, Village Website Pioneer in English

HORWATH-TENZ, Maria *1931 Weißkirchen, + 2007 Banat Death Camp Survivor & Author



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