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Banat Teacher, Writer, Author, Historian & Poet

Hans Dama
 

Dr. Hans Dama is a native of Großsanktnikolaus (Banat) and a graduate in German Language and Literature, Romanian Language and Literature, Education, Geography, and Economics of the universities of Temeswar/Timisoara, Bukarest/Bucuresti, and Vienna. Since 1988 he has been teaching at the University of Vienna. He has published numerous contributions on subjects such as German and Romanian literature, cultural history and dialects of the Danube Swabians, as well as poems, short stories, essays, and travel literature.1 (Author & Historian ~ Biographical Note)

DVHH Contributions by Dr. Dama; translations by Nick Tullius:

The Banat – a “Penal Colony“ of Maria Theresia?

100th Year Banater Swabian in Austria 1907-2007

1907-2007 Photo Collection

Fare Dodger

Poetry by Hans Dama 2007

Dr. Hans Dama Publications

NEW: Two postcards that the Romanians created for Hans Dama [15 Nov 2012]

Author of:

 

Österreich und die Banater Schwaben
"Austria and the Banat Swabians"

Dama, Hans (Hg.) Wien,
Publisher Pollischansky, 2005. 288 S., Fadenheftung.
ISBN 3-85407-060-8
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Nikolaus Lenau heute gelesen

by Hans Bender, Matthias Buth, Hans Dama, and Brigitte Fassbaender (Hardcover - Jan 1, 2000). Publisher: Wilhelm Braumüller Verlag (January 1, 2000) ISBN: 37003132331

   
 

Die Mundart Von Gross-Sankt-Nikolaus Im Rumanischen Banat  Author: Hans Dama, 1991. 195 pages, Illustrated, Deutsche Dialektgeographie, 89, Language: German.  ISBN: 3770809564. Out of print.1

   
 

Launen des Schicksals/Capriciile destinului
Author: Hans Dama
Contains over 40 poems, on 133 pages; all in German AND in Romanian (translated by a Romanian author). Title translated: "Whims of fate" in German/Romanian.   ISBN 3-85407-062-4
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Hans Dama Poems

Contributed by Dr. Hans Dama
Translations by Nick Tullius

Temeswar
Mai 2007
 
Akazien in Blüte,
doch Häuser und Straßen
die Blüte vergaßen.
 
Der Sommer verfrühte,
die Rosen im Garten*
kein Lächeln erwarten -
dem Blicke erstarren,
einst golden sie waren.
 
Verstolperte Freude
zu unserem Leide
ist alles vollbracht. 
 
Erschließendes Waren**,
verzögertes Werden...
 
Verhärmte Gesichter,
die Blicke kaum lichter
begegnen uns alt...
 
Die Bilder vertrüben,
den Abschied wir üben
verdrossen und kalt. 

Erläuterung [Explanation]:

* Rosengarten [Temeswar Rose Garden]
** das nominal gebrauchte Verbum SEIN [from the verb TO BE]

Temeswar
May 2007
 
Acacias in bloom,
but houses and roads
forgot the flower.
 
The summer came early,
the roses in the Garten*
do not expect a smile –
to our views stiffen,
but once they were golden.
 
Stumbled joy
to our deep sorrow
it all is now done. 
 
Developing has-been **,
a postponed becoming…
 
Careworn faces,
the gaze hardly lighter
appear to us old…
 
The pictures get cloudy,
we practice the parting
sulky and cold.
   
Banater Bergland
Banat, Mai 2007 
 
Entlang verstümmelter Dörfer
ergieren* sich Bäche
an unermässlichem Abfallreichtum –
als fatale Feiertagsleckerbissen
für abgeschlanktes** Weidevieh.
 
Entzauberte Industriegiganten
ernten den Spott
dornröschenhafter k.u.k. - Fossilien.
 
Verwittwette Hoffnung
für Allzeit....

Erläuterungen:
 
* von "gierig"
** von "schlank"
 
 

Montan Banat 
Banat, May 2007 
 
Along mutilated villages
brooks greedily* emerge
on immeasurable wealth of waste
as fatal holiday delicacies
for slimming-down ** grazing cattle.
 
Disenchanted industrial giants
deserving the mockery
as sleeping-beauty k.u.k. *** fossils.
 
Widowed hope
for eternity….
 
Explanations:
 
* from „greedy “
** from „slim “
    *** k.u.k = [of the] Austro-Hungarian [Empire]

Initially published at www.dvhh.org, 23 May 2007

Sources: 

Hans Dama, Nick Tullius

 

Latest additions:

DAMA, Hans Update

GRIMM, Hans *1929 Neubeschenowa +2012
Banat Historian, Researcher & Author

GRÜNN, Karl *1855 Perjamosch +1930
Banat Catholic Priest, Poet & Author

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 


Biographies began publication at DVHH.org, 17 Nov 2009;
Publisher: Jody McKim Pharr

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