Prehistory of the Region Syrmien / Syrmia (Srem)

The Swabians in Syrmia & Slavonia -Excerpts the book: "Die Deutshen in Syrmien, Slavonien, Kroatien und Bosnien" by Dr. Valentin Oberkersch, translated by Henry A Fischer and submitted by Joseph Esterreicher.

Lutheranism & the Danube Swabians By Henry Fisher

Atrocities . . . "Genocide Carried out by the Tito Partisans" (Austrian Historian Working Group for Kärnten and Steiermark)
Chapter Four: Syrem, Slavonia, Baranya: The Cauldron - Translated by Henry Fischer
Srem: When the Beasts Ruled - “Whoever cannot work will not be allowed to live” :
Semlin | Ruma | Mitrowitz | Vukovar

Alfred Krauss, Austrian Commander - Krauss arrived in time to organize the defense of Syrmia, and on 10 September, the independent 104. Landstürm brigade marched past Jarak in western Syrmia, made a defensive line along the Roman Canal, and stopped the advance of Serbia’s Sumadija Division.  www.geocities.com/veldes1/krauss.html

Eduard Freiherr von Böhm-Ermolli, Austrian Commander - Böhm-Ermolli was dispatched first to the Vojvodina to comply with General Conrad's planned invasion of Serbia according to "Plan B."  The IX. Corps actually invaded Serbia from Syrmia in the First Invasion beginning on August 11, 1914  www.geocities.com/veldes1/bohm.html

The Treaty of Trianon of 1920 whereby Hungary lost one-third of its territory and population to Romania, Czechoslovakia, and Yugoslavia

Minorities: Dresden VDA forum over the Germans in Romania and Yugoslavia:  In Tito Yugoslavia the Germans were not recognized as national minority. Most of them moved between 1955 and 1979 into the Federal Republic. In Croatia there were still 3,000 Germans, which lived particularly in the area Esseg in the year 2001. Already in the Croatian condition of 1991 the German and Austrian minority was recognized. Today there are five German combinations in Croatia. The most important is the VDG (people-German community - homeland association that Danube swabia). Their newspaper is called "Deutsches Wort" "German word."  Their most important tasks see the Germans in Croatia setting up Gedenktafeln in Croatian and German language in places, in which once Germans lived, the documentation of the sakralen inheritance that Danube swabia and the creation of memorial places for the Danube-Swabian camp victims.


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