Did you know.....
(Flower Valley) has the prettiest village
"the most cheerful people are from Blumenthal"
"Donauschwäbischer Volkskalender" of 1924,
can be seen at:
Our Danube Swabian Banat Villages Have Their Own
us if you would like to participate in any way . . .
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To all readers interested in our ancestors hailing from
The translation of an article entitled . . .
"From the West to the East and from the East to the West: identity
avatars of the French Banaters" by Smaranda Vultur
In the article, the author focuses on the
group of refugees from the Banat led by Jean (Johann) Lamesfeld (born in the Banat
village of Blumenthal) to leave the DP camps in Austria and settle permanently in the
village of La Roque sur Pernes, in France. In his efforts, Lamesfeld was able to
obtain the support of French president Robert Schuman, who was himself of
Alsatian origin, thus making France the first country to accept Danube-Swabian refugees
The article uses many contemporary sources to retrace the steps of these 'French
Banaters' and their ancestors from their respective homelands in Western Europe to the
Eastern province of Banat, and then back to Western Europe (France). In developing the
article, the author touches on many aspects of DS history and on the difficulties
encountered in defining "nationality" and "ethnic identity."
Blumenthal & Fibisch Treffen