Danube Swabians in Syrmien, Croatia, Slavonia & Bosnia
by Dr. Valentin Oberkersch, translated by Henry A Fischer
Lutheranism & the Danube Swabians
by Henry Fisher
Carried out by
Chapter 4: Tito's
Starvation Camps - The Cauldron:
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Project Gutenberg's The Birth of
Yugoslavia, Author: Henry Baerlein (1875-1960)
Language: English | LONDON, LEONARD PARSONS LTD., DEVONSHIRE STREET. First Published 1922 [All Rights Reserved]
The Birth of
Yugoslavia, Volume 1 (English)
The Birth of
Yugoslavia, Volume 2 (English)
Release Date: August 26, 2007 [EBook #22414]
The Treaty of Trianon of 1920
Hungary lost 1/3 of its territory &
population to Romania, Czechoslovakia, &
Emigration From Somogy County To Slavonia and the United
States. A sociological take on the disproportionate
numbers of Swabians who left Somogy at the end of the
19th and beginning of the 20th centuries and actually
provides information on individuals and villages from
that area (including my own grandfather). - Henry
Fischer, 15 May 2008
Joseph Esterreicher's Surname Research
People-German Community - Danube Swabia
Homeland Association in Croatia
Ribarska 1, P.O. Box 110
HR 31000 Osijek
Tel./fax 00385 - 31 - 213610
Chairman: Nikola Mak
Deutsche Genealogy: Donauschwaben in
(Online 1995 to May 2018,
no longer active.)].
What is the Difference Between Slavonia, Slovakia and Slovenia?
The Croatian Region
Slavonia is a
region in eastern Croatia. Croatia itself has a
complex and divided history, and has been separated,
re-formed, and re-imagined repeatedly over the past
several centuries. The region known specifically as
Slavonia is in the far east of the country, and
shares borders with Hungary, Serbia, and Bosnia and
Herzegovina. The region is known as one of
Croatia’s four “historical regions” and there is a
lot of history that has been preserved there, both
culturally and architecturally. In terms of
geography, it includes two primary rivers, the Drava
and the Sava. It is a fertile agricultural area that
is home to about 750,000 people. The biggest cities
are Osijek and Slavonski Brod. Most people here
known more formally as the Slovak Republic, is a
small country. The capital is Bratislava, and the
population is about 5.5 million. The relatively new
nation began its statehood when Czechoslovakia split
into the Czech Republic and Slovakia on 1
January 1993. The split was peaceful, and
the two countries are not known to be rivals or
antagonists today. Slovakia is bordered by Austria
to the west, the Czech Republic and Poland to the
north, Ukraine to the east, and Hungary to the
south. The official language is Slovak.
Republic of Slovenia
Slovenia, or the
Republic of Slovenia as it is officially known, was
created under much more dramatic circumstances. It
was occupied by the Nazi forces during the Second
World War, but after the Nazi defeat it fell into
Communist rule and eventually became incorporated
into the country that would become Yugoslavia.
Yugoslavia dissolved in a bloody battle that
dominated most of the 1980s and early 1990s, and the
region today called Slovenia broke away from the
fighting in 1991. It has a population of about
2 million and the capital is Ljubljana. The country
is bordered by Italy to the west, Austria to the
north, Hungary to the east and Croatia to the south.
People here mostly speak Slovene.
The full list of Croat letters, in so
far as they differ from the English alphabet, is as
c, whose English value is ts.
" " tch.
" " ch, as in church.
" " sh.
s, as in measure.
dž, " "
" j, as in
gj (or dj), " " j,
y, as in you.
lj, " "
" li, as in
nj, " "
" ni, as in
E-mail: email@example.com - Croatian Heritage Museum -
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Issue No. 10, July 2004
This issue presents two new indexes available for
Croatian parishes in Istria and Slavonia.
Vital Records from south central Slavonia 1714-1898
covering Bogicevci, Cernik, Nova Gradiska, Orioviac,
Staro Petrovo Selo, Stivica, and Vrbje
STEPPING BACK: a compilation of Indexes of Vital Records
from Veli Losinj (Lussingrande) Croatia 1774-1918
Landmannschaft der Donauschwaben in Kroatien; Danube Swabian Organization in
No longer active)]
In the Treaty of Karlowitz 1699
Hungary with Transylvania and
becomes part of the Habsburg Empire.
Croatia in the Habsburg Empire
The Disappearance of
Yugoslav Ethnic Germans (Volksdeutsche)
- Verband der Volksdeutschen
Osijek, the biggest and the capital city