Donauschwaben Historian & Leader

Sonnleitner, Hans

Born 1931 in Karlsdorf, Banat. He became a victim of the Tito Partisans and after his escape from the death camp he came to Munich, Germany in 1947.  He assumed a position at the Siemens Company. In Munich he became the head of the Family Research Center and the president of the Donauschwäbischen Kulturstiftung in 1978. His organizational talent led to the completion of documentations of the History of the Donauschwaben.

Author of:

Sonnleitner, Hans: Aktion Intelligenzija in Karlsdorf. Tatsachen und Hintergründe, Reflexionen zur Sinnfrage über Mord und Tod. Gedenkschrift 1944-1984 über die Ermordung von 36 Karlsdorfern. (1986) 512 S. mit Abb. (15:22) Lwd. = Donauschwäbisches Archiv


Latest additions:

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



Banat Biographies
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Last updated: 24 Feb 2012

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