Syrmia Literature & Book List
Das Deutsche Volksschauspiel in Der Batschka, in Syrmien Und Slawonien

Authors: Alfred Karasek, Karl Horak

(Binding Unknown, 1972) 382 pages.

Deutschen in Syrmien, Slawonien, Kroatien und Bosnien, Die

Author: Valentin Oberkersch

Geschichte einer deutschen Volksgruppe in Suedosteuropa, over 400 pages with many illustrations.

Die Deutschen in Syrmien, Slawonien, Kroatien und Bosnien

Author: Oberkersch, Valentin, Dr.

Geschichte einer deutschen Volksgruppe in Südosteuropa. (History of a German group of people in Sü [D] Eastern Europe.) Stuttgart, Donauschwäbische Kulturstiftung, 1989. 8vo. 5 Bll., 566 pages. [Danube Swabian history in Syrmien, Slavonia, Croatia and Bosnia]

Die deutschen Familien im Komitat Somogy-Schomodei/Ungarn mit Syrmien und Slawonien in den kirchlichen Seelenlisten, 1767-1771

Author: Hengl, Ferdinand

Teil II Karlsruhe 1990, 310 page.

Die Ereignisse (The Events ) in Syrmien 1941-1944

Author: Wüscht, Johann

Dokumentarische Stellungnahme zur jugoslawischen Darstellung... Kehl: SV, 1975. 84 S.

Land an der Donau

Author: Günter Schödl

Deutsche Geschichte im Osten Europas (Land on the Danube., German History in Euope's East), Berlin : Siedler 1995, in German

Leidensweg der Deutschen im kommunistischen Jugoslawien (Band 1)

DS Kulturstiftung

Ortsberichte ueber die Verbrechen an den Deutschen durch das Tito-Regime in der Zeit von 1944-1948, 958 pages.

Leidensweg der Deutschen im kommunistischen Jugoslawien, Band II

Erlebnisberichte ueber die Verbrechen an den Deutschen durch das Tito-Regime in der Zeit von 1944-1948, Kart., 1032 pages.


Rosemary in the Life of the Danube Swabians by Hans Gehl


“Two Donauschwaben Sisters” or “How we understand each other” by Dragan Gegenbauer

Easter in Yugoslavia in the Danube-Swabian Region by Ruth Elizabeth Melcher  

A Journey to Freedom 1850-1954 By Eve Sklena Brown, 2007
Journey to Freedom 1944-1954 Part 2: Obresch to Camp Haid to America

The Town Crier by Ruth Elizabeth Melcher

Vineyards of Syrmia by Peter Lang

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Syrmia Authors

Günter Schödl

Hengl, Ferdinand

Horak, Karl

Karasek, Alfred

Oberkersch, Valentin, Dr.

Wüscht, Johann

Oberkersch, Valentin

  • Die Deutschen in Syrmien, Slawonien und Kroatien bis zum Ende des ersten Weltkrieges. 1972, Stuttgart, privately printed. 220 pages. Standort/Library: University of California
  • Die Deutschen in Syrmien, Slawonien, Kroatien und Bosnien. 1989, Munich, Donauschwäbisches Archiv. 614 pages. 62,-DM. (Beiträge zur Volks- und Heimatgeschichtsforschung, Schulgeschichte, Reihe III, Band 40). ISSN 0172-5165-40; ISBN 3-926276-07-10. Standort/Library: AKdFF, HdDS, IfA, WLB.

Syrmia Poets & their poetry

Thuro, Sr., Andreas - Biography of Andreas Thuro (Syrmia) 

Windmill Grinds

by Thuro, Sr., Andreas
translated by Brad Schwebler

Sun shines,
Winds blow,
Mill grinds,
Winds go,
Swing wide,
Rustle, wave far,
Lured by the many winds,
Spellbinding in the roundabout play,
Serving in the yoke, they work, prevail.
Long hours, busily turn,
Grinding delay,
Hesitate – rear up
When it became red far in the evening,
Hurry away the wind trotting…
Leave the mill standing, alone…
It’s free, restrained,
And listen in the silent twilight
And dream…

Round tower
Powerful wings
Stand in the storm
On the hill,
Dark night
Darkness has power:
Roaring up from the valley and gorge,
Storm the night with fantastic force;
Wrestling wings, groaning,
Storm-tossed owls hoot;
Break – bend,
Drag – rock;
Finally whirl away the round dance –
Timidly creeps near the silence…
In the bosom of the night the storm varies.
The morning rewards
The mill hums her ancient song-
For bread…

Song of the Colonists

by Thuro, Sr., Andreas
translated by Brad Schwebler

At the plow I learned to go,
The need taught me to stand
Through the duty I came in walking…
with the view in the distance.

The day brings me only plagues,
the night secretly gnawing
and the hunger at the threshold,
and the thirst my companion… 

The seed grows so poorly for me,
the mower throws so terribly
and the disaster in the clouds
loaded with weeds.

The song goes in rounds,
the torment crowns me on the hour,
there the fate is in doses-
and the way leads to the grave.


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