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Batschka Updates
Batschka Updates est. and published at since 2007 by Jody McKim Pharr.
Last updated: 06 Oct 2020

DVHH Werbass Coordinator: Jakob Goetz retired from service, 04 Sep 2006 - Feb 23, 2020. He submitted:  "During this time I had received many friendly inquiries, which I was happy to answer as far as possible. In some cases, lasting friendships arose, for which I am very grateful today." We thank Jakob for his years of service with DVHH.

Hans Kopp passed away on Friday, 21 Sep 2018 at the age of 83. Obituary & Tributes

A Collection of Genealogical Information of Palankaer-Americans & Related Families 1895-2008, by Dennis Bauer 

Catholic Church Photos of Karavukovo, Miletitsch, & Hodschag by Izolda Kovács, Batschka, Serbia, 2012

Ace Simon recognized his grandfather, Dr. K. (Károly/Karl) Schick in the picture of WW1 Kula's soldiers portrait, top row "K. Schick". Dr. Schick was a lawyer in Kula. [Reported by Erik Glässer, 16 Feb 2014]

Danube Swabian in Bulgaria [19 Jun 2013]

Mike Rakszawski of Warminsteris the new Village Coordinator for Kula/Wolfsburg & Obrowatz. Mike's grandmother came from Kula, and his grandfather, from Obrovac. Mike is a member of the Danube Schwabian Association of Philadelphia and dances in their folk dance group. He's met a few members of DVHH at recent Landestreffen events and says he is happy to get more involved. [8 Feb 2013]

Assistance needed with mystery photo.

DVHH Village Site: Revised Section: Atrocities Against the Danube Swabian Starting in 1944 [15 Jan 2013]

Catholic Church Photos Karavukovo | Miletitsch | Hodschag contributed by Izolda Kovács, Batschka, Serbia [24 Jul 2012]

Jakob Hunsinger, 78, of Mansfield, Ohio, died Saturday, July 21, 2012 at his home. He was a 54 year member of the Mansfield Liederkranz spending over 40 years as their President.

Tribute to a Dedicated DVHH Volunteer, Maxine Schwellinger Jones [21 Jul 2012]

As of 17 Jul 2012, DVHH has discontinued its Membership 'Partner' level. The existing Partners will be grandfathered into their prospective regions of research for all time. In the Batschka we have:

   PODOLSKI & SEILER Families of APATIN - Family of Beth Tolfree

   Memories from Gakowa - by Katherine Flotz, nee Hoeger

   HARJUNG & GILLMANN Families of Apatin, Batschsentivan, Karawukawo - Family of Angelika Steckley

   LIEBLANG, ROSCHIRT, ROHRBACHER & KUHN Families - of James Lieblang

Erik Glässer, Batschka Contributor has brought to us some exciting new additions to the Batschka section.

Main Street in Kula

View of the town of Kula, 1941 (the Serbian Orthodox Church in forefront)

Kula Catholic Chapel

Protestant Meeting House for praying

Franzenskanal  (Canal)

Kula's First World War Soldiers Portrait

Memorial Stone in 3 languages     

Kula Monument of Heroes of the First World War:"
The Monument
Inscription Translation

The Heroes (+Inscription of names) Names transcribed by Diana Lambing.

Batschka Coat of Arms

1805 Batschka Map by Joh. Matth. Korabinszky


Paula Schleis, our latest Batschka Contributor has provided us some exciting new additions to the Batschka section. More to come, so please check back!

A Small History To Remember By Andrea Ballreich [20 Apr 2012]

WÜSCHT, Johann *1897 Militisch (Batschka) Batschka Author, Political Historian & Sociologist [19 Apr 2012]

Monument in Altker, photo taken by Andrea Ballreich [15 Apr 2012]

Reiner P. Pister, CT - USA (4 Mar 2012) Lookups Guide for Batschka Villages:
Familienbuch der Deutschen von Feketitsch in der Batschka by Brigitte & Gunther Wolf.
Familienbuch Sekitsch in der Batschka 1786-1944, Vol 1 & 2 by Brigitte & Gunther Wolf.
Ortssippenbuch Sekitsch by Franz Glockner.
Sekitsch Erlebte Heimat by Philipp Sandles.

Mr Tomislav Ketig of Novi Sad, a writer of German origin, received the first prize for his novel "The Long Shadow of Dawning" from the District of Baden-Wuerttenberg and a special prize of the Frankfurt Book Fair. His novel is about the destiny of the first settlers to Batschka. Published in German language in May 2011. You can find some excerpts of his novel on, section Literature. -Vesna Ibrahimovic, DVHH Sombor Coordinator [29 Oct 2011]

"Bei den Deutschen in der Batschka" (The Germans in the Batschka) 1933, Gustav Buchheim (Author/Editor).  Article from Magazine: "Durch alle Welt" - Publisher:  Peter J. Oestergaard Verlag, Berlin, 1933. [17 Sep 2008]

Homepage Tscheb -
Hallo nach Trenton, habe soeben Ihre Homepage von Palanka mit deutscher Übersetzung gefunden. Ich möchte Ihnen gerne die Homepage von Tscheb nennen:  -  Tscheb war der Nachbarort von Palanka. In 2005 fand eine Busreise in die alte Heimat mit ca. 50 Tschebern statt. Wir haben in Palanka im Hotel FONTANA gewohnt. Ich dachte, vielleicht interessiert Sie das? Greetings from Germany, Elfriede Korol geb. Ernst (1941)
ENGLISH: Hello to Trenton, I just found your website from Palanka, with German translation. I would like to give you the website of Tscheb:  -  Tscheb was the neighboring town of Palanka. In 2005, a bus trip took place in the old home place with about 50 Czech Bern. We stayed at the Hotel Fontana in Palanka. I thought maybe you want to know? Greetings from Germany, Elfriede nee Korol Ernst (1941).  [Dennis Bauer, 20 Feb 2008]

  Vesna Ibrahimovic-Brbaklic of Sombor (Vojvodina) Serbia, Zombor Village Coordinator, joined us last February and recently volunteered to be the Coordinator for Batsch Monoschtor, the villages are very close together. Vesna invites you to visit her village site: Items for Batsch Monoschtor will be added soon. [12 Dec 2010]

DVHH Self Lookups - Batschsentiwan Settlers List 1764 to 1768 By Dr. Anton Tafferner “Heimatbuch Batschsentiwan” [Contributed by Hans Kopp,18 Oct 2010]

DVHH Self Lookups - Batschsentiwan Settlers Street Directory - by year, name and house number listed by street name. By Dr. Anton Tafferner “Heimatbuch Batschsentiwan” [Contributed by Hans Kopp, 18 Oct 2010]

Batschka Biographies additions: Dennis J. Bauer [13 Jul 2010]

DVHH Lookups Guide: Gabriele Steger - Legin (Rigitza, Ridjica, etc): Familienbuch Ridjica, Batschka, 1804-1943 by Michael Hutfluss [08 Apr 2010]

DVHH Lookups Guide: Gabriele Steger - Kruschiwl (Krusevlje, etc): Familienbuch Kruschiwl, Batschka, 1826 (1763)-1943 by Gertrud and Johann Schnaterbeck. [08 Apr 2010]

Batsch-Sentiwan Fasching Photo

Jarek Village site (German) Contact: Inge Morgenthaler

Ludwig Keck goes online with the new DVHH Schowe Village Site [10 May 2009]

Ludwig Keck, of GA - USA, Village Coordinator: Schowe [06 April 2009]

Boris Masic, of Apatin, Serbia joins Beth Tolfree as Apatin Village Coordinator. (German correspondence only) [17 Mar 2009]

Portions of the Bulkes Heimatbuch, 1984 [11 Oct 2008]

DVHH Lookups Guide: Conny Eberhardt - Familien und Ortssippenbuch (Family & Village book) of Zabalj / Josefsforf [28 Jul 2008]

Franz Eisenhut - Artist of Palanka, Batschka

Haigermoos - Camp, Remembrances of my Time in Austria by Adam Martini, translation by Trentoner Donauschwaben Nachrichten Newsletter staff

Palankaers in attendance at our 51st Trenton Donauschwaben Anniversary Dinner on 14 October 2007 ©2003 Donauschwaben Villages Helping Hands, a Nonprofit Corporation.
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Last Updated: 06 Oct 2020 ©2003 Donauschwaben Villages Helping Hands, a Nonprofit Corporation.
Webmaster: Jody McKim Pharr
Keeping the Danube Swabian legacy alive!
Last Updated: 06 Oct 2020