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Syrmien [German], Syrmia / Sirmium [Latin], Szerémség/Szerém [Hungarian], and Srijem [Croatian]; the Serbian language usually use name Srem to designate region.  Syrmien is in Yugoslavia/Serbia, between the Sava (Save) & Danube (Donau) Rivers, about 80 km long and 50 km wide.  Most of Syrmia is located in the Srem and South Bačka districts of Serbia's Autonomous Province of Vojvodina. A small part of the region around Novi Beograd, Zemun, and Surčin is a part of Central Serbia. The westernmost part lies in eastern Croatia, in the Vukovar-Srijem county.  The name Srem (Syrmien) came from Roman times.


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Today, the name Srem is used in Serbian to designate the region, whereas the name Srijem is used in Croatian.

Alt-Jankovici (German)
Stari Jankovici, Croatia (Official)

Vukovar-Srijem County

Aschanya, Asanya (German)
Aschanja (German)
Ašanja / Asanja, Serbia (Official)

Situated in the Pećinci municipality, in the Srem District, Vojvodina province.

Lookups Guide: Eve Brown - Church book (Evang./Luth.) from the village of Surtschin and includes the neighboring villages of Aschanja, Betschmen, Detsch and Obresch.  By Michael Schmidt and published in 1980

Banoshter (German)
Banostar / Banastor
, Serbia (Official)

Bapska Novak

N. of Sid

, Serbia (Official)

an urban neighborhood of Belgrade, NW of Semlin

Beotschin (German)
, Serbia (Official)

 North of Ruma

Berak, Croatia, (Official)

Vukovar-Srijem County

Bežanija / Bezanija, Serbia (Official)

Located in the central part of the Novi Beograd municipality

An urban neighborhood of Belgrade, located west of the downtown Belgrade, across the Sava river

Beschka (German)
, Serbia (Official)

Village Coordinator: Brad Schwebler

Village Web Site:

From the Monograph of the Batsch-Syrmian Seniorats of Bierbrunner

Lookups Guide: Brad Schwebler - Beschka Homeland Book by Peter Lang, includes a list of family names.

Beschka 2005 Village Photos - Gordon Geissler

The Town Crier by Ruth Elizabeth Melcher

Betschmen (German)
Becsmen (Other)
Becmen, Serbia (Official)

SW of Semlin-Belgrad

Lookups Guide: Eve Brown - Church book (Evang./Luth.) from the village of Surtschin and includes the neighboring villages of Aschanja, Betschmen, Detsch and Obresch.  By Michael Schmidt and published in 1980

Lookups Guide: James Neumiller - Betschmen by Peter Sorg.

Lookups Guide: James Neumiller - Die Deutschen aus Betschmen (Syrmien) Chronik einer 200-jährigen Wanderung 1784-1984 by Christian Andreas Sorg.


Bingula, Serbia (Official)


Contributed by Walter Borecki, 23 Oct 2008

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Borovo / Borowo may be Slavonia

Budanovci is a village in Serbia, situated in the municipality of Ruma, Srem District, Vojvodina province. (South of Ruma)

Cerna, Croatia, Vukovar-Srijem County (Official)

Cerna is a village and a municipality in eastern Croatia, located half-way between the cities of Vinkovci and Županja.


Detsch (German)
Dec, Serbia (Official)

Lookups Guide: Eve Brown - Church book (Evang./Luth.) from the village of Surtschin and includes the neighboring villages of Aschanja, Betschmen, Detsch and Obresch.  By Michael Schmidt and published in 1980


  Dobanovci, Serbia (Official)
  Dobrinze (German)
Dobernitz (German)
, Serbia (Official)


Dobrinci is a village in Serbia, situated in the Ruma municipality, in the Srem District, Vojvodina province.

SW of Ruma, W. of Belgrade

, Serbia (Official)
Franztal (German) see: Semlin (German)
Gabosch (German)
Gabos, Croatia, Vukovar-Srijem County (Official)
, Serbia (Official)





Hertkowze (German)
Herkóca (Hungarian)
, Serbia (Official)


SW of Ruma


Contributed by Walter Borecki, 23 Oct 2008

Illatsch (German)

, Croatia, Vukovar-Srijem County (Official)

Neller, Florian: Heimatbuch Illatscha 1864-1984. Graz 1987

Újlak / Ujlak (Hungarian)
Croatia (Official)

Vukovar-Srijem County

Located on a hill overlooking the Danube river, which forms the border with the Vojvodina region of Serbia.

VUKOVAR and ILOK (Part 2/2) ILOK - WYLOK - VJOLK - Reminiscences of a visit in 1999: The return drive was more pleasant passing the lovely country sites through villages of Sarengrad and Sotin but soon we were back to the realities of war after as we drove straight trough the torn City of Vukovar. The return drive was more pleasant passing the lovely country sites through villages of Sarengrad and Sotin but soon we were back to the realities of war after as we drove straight trough the torn City of Vukovar Regional History of Vukovar & Ilok. (neat site, photos: Kurt McCrary)

After the revolution of 1848/49 the “Voivodate of Serbia and Temes Banat” was created and used German as the official language. The new “voivodate”, with Temeswar as its capital, included not only the Banat, but also the Batschka and the districts Ruma and Illok of the Comitat Syrmia, and reported directly to the Imperial Government in Vienna. (read more at "100th Year Banater Swabian in Austria 1907-2007" by Dr. Hans Dama)




India (German)
Ingyia (Hungary)
Inđija, Serbia (Official)

Inđija municipality includes the town of Inđija and the following villages:

Beška (German: Beschka)

Jarkovci (German: Moja Volja)

Krčedin (German: Krtschedin)



Novi Karlovci (Sasse)

Novi Slankamen (German: Neu Slankamen)

Slankamenački Vinogradi

Stari Slankamen


Map of the Municipality of Indjija

The Danube River Was Our Salvation - A cartographic reflection of the flight in October 1944 by Gerhard Banzhaf

The Later Migration to India during the Years 1836-1855
(List of Family Names, and their former residence) by Dr. Wendelin Müller

Indjija, Vojvodina, Northern Serbia images


1) INDIA Deutsches Leben In Ostsyrmien 1825-1944 – Valentin Oberkersch

2) INDIA Deutsches Leben In Ostsyrmien Teil 1 - Valentin Oberkersch

3) INDIA Deutsches Leben In Ostsyrmien Teil 2 – Valentin Oberkersch - The two books (2,3) part1 and part 2 includes the first above mentioned book (1).  

4) INDIA CD-ROM from Herrn Helmut Pongratz is a Ortssippenbuch (1825 -1944, but not a complete one) and can be ordered by the German AKdFF

Markovic, Radoslav: Indjija. Prilog za proucavenje naselja u Vojvodina (India. Ein Beitrag zum Studium der Besiedelung der Wojwodina). Neusatz 1923

Müller, Wendl, Pill, Peter; Wilhelm, Josef (Hrsg.): India. Freilassing 1961. 320 S.

Müller, Wilhelm: India und Pfarrei Golubinci.

Oberkersch, Valentin: India. Deutsches Leben in Ostsyrmien 1825-1944. Heimatbuch. Stuttgart 1978. 406 + 54 S.

Oberkersch, Valentin, Born 1920 in India, Syrmia. He visited the high schools in Semlin and Karlowitz and later graduated from the University of Belgrade. After the war he continued his study on the University of Graz in Austria. From here he moved to Stuttgart where he became active in many the research of several Donauschwaben Heimatbücher (Towns books).


Irig (German)
, Serbia (Official)
Ivankovo, Croatia, Vukovar-Srijem County (Official)

Ivankovo is a municipality in the Vukovar-Srijem county, Slavonia in Croatia. It is approx. 10Km from Vinkovci, a major town.

Srem U 100 Slika DR Brane Ivankovica (images) Broken link:

Jahrmein (German)
, Croatia (Official)

Courtyard in Jahrmein

Contributed by Robin Grube, 12 Sep 2008


Vukovar-Srijem County

Johann Herzog and Stefan Klemm, Heimatbuch der Donauschwaben aus Jarmina - Jahrmein (Vienna - Bad Wurzbach, 1976)

Jahrmein Fallen World War I Heroes 1914-1918
Gefallene und Vermißte des Ersten Weltkrieges
Contributed by Robin Grube, 12 Sep 2008


Located in the south-eastern part of Syrmia (sub-region of Podlužje)

24 kilometers SW of downtown Belgrade and 6 kilometers S of Surčin.

The settlement is 4 kilometers away from the left bank of the Sava river.

Jakovo Village Images:

Jakovo, Serbia

Contributed by Walter Borecki, 23 Oct 2008


i, Croatia (Official)

There is also a Alt-Jankowzi / Stari Jankovci listed in Slavonia

Jarkovci, Serbia (Official)

Located in the Inđija municipality, in the Srem District, Vojvodina province.

Krtschedin, Hungary (German)
, Serbia/Montenegro (Official)

Lookups Guide: Eve Brown

Village Photos - Summer of 2009
taken by Dorothea Steigele
click images to enlarge


Kukujevci (German)
Kukuljevci (Hungarian)
, Serbia (Official)

Church books for Kukujevci are at St.Michaels-Werk church in Vienna.

Kupinovo, Serbia (Official)

Journey to Freedom 1850-1943 Part 1: (Family background):
Dautermann's of Obresch & Sklena's of Bohemia & Schwarzwald, Germany, Apfeldorf & Kupinovo 1944-1954
Part 2: Obresch to Camp Haid to America

Kupinovo images [click to enlarge]:

Kupinovo Orthodox Church 1976

My parents had these pictures in their collection of many photos. I never would have guessed this to be a church, which my Mother said it was damaged during WWII. Contributed by Eve Brown, 31 Oct 2008

Kupinovo late 1930s

Anton Sklena and Milan Popovic' in Kupinovo late 1930s, notice the native clothing. Contributed by Eve Brown, 2007

Kupinovo 2007

Contributed by Andrea Ballreich 2007

Hambar in Kupinovo 2007

Contributed by Andrea Ballreich 2007

Kupinovo 2007

Contributed by Andrea Ballreich 2007

Kupinovo 2007

Contributed by Andrea Ballreich 2007

Kupinovo 2007

Contributed by Andrea Ballreich 2007

Kupinovo 2007

Contributed by Andrea Ballreich 2007

Kupinovo 2007

Contributed by Andrea Ballreich 2007

Kupinovo 2007

Contributed by Andrea Ballreich 2007



Latscharak (German)
, Serbia (Official)
, Croatia (Official)

Vukovar-Srijem County

1828 census for Lovas

Catholic Church:
Župa Svetog Mihaela, arkanđela
Marić Stipo, žk
Kralja Tomislava 16
32237 Lovas


South of Indjija

Mitrowitz (German) (see: Sremska Mitrovica)
Syrmisch-Mitrowitz  (German)
Szávaszentdemeter (Hungarian)
Mitrovica (Hungarian)
Hrvatska Mitrovica
Srijemska Mitrovica

Sremska Mitrovica
, Serbia (Official)

Moja Volja (German)
, Serbia (Official)

Located in the Inđija municipality, in the Srem District, Vojvodina province.

"Up to World War I the settlement of Moja Volja southwest of Beschka on the India boundary also belonged to the Reformed mother community of Beschka. This settlement lay on the property of Count Pejacevic. His farm hands were predominantly Reformed Hungarians. On the general staff card of Philipp Ewinger I counted 16 dwellings in Moja Volja and in Pusta Gladnos (Gladnosch) west of Beschka there were another 15 dwellings where Reformed Hungarians lived. They were all on best terms with Rev. Schneider. In total 501 people, German and Hungarian, belonged to the Reformed community in 1904. The Hungarians did not take to giving a serenade to their pastor all year to Names Day. They played other Hungarian hymns instead."

"Under point 97 of the protocol from the academic staff of the mission committee it was laid down that in the Beschka mission circle three teachers would receive financial aid: the teachers in Betschmen, Dobanovci, and Moja Volja. So Beschka was not only the mother community of Moja Volja, but for the whole mission district of East Syrmia. So it was of the same importance to the Reformed as Neupasua was for the Evangelicals. The schools in Dobanovci, Betschmen, Moja Volja were Reformed denominational schools, in which religious services were held by the teachers (Levits). The people of Dobanovci have built there own school, for which they received 200 Guilders in financial aid."
Source: Peter Lang "History of the Village, God Bless Our Home, Beschka Homeland Book" Translated by Brad Schwebler

The artist Oskar Sommerfeld was born on 8th August 1885 on an idyllic manor in Moja Volja near the Indija Slavonia County. The area belonged to the then-Hungarian Empire half of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. He attended the lower grades of the local high school.  After a 4-year officer training the local military school, in November 1905 earned rank as a lieutenant and the next few years served as a young officer in the World War.  Following his inner voice, he sought the way of his artistic capability. In the search of his artistic motivations he made his new home in the landscape of the nearby Fruska Gora, there he would develop his spiritual mood. After fleeing to Upper Austria in 1944, he settled in Hofkirchen / Trattnach in September 1945 where he found refuge in an outhouse of an inn, which became his permanent home until his death in April 1973.

Neštin / Nestin, Serbia (Official)

A village located in the Bačka Palanka municipality, in the South Bačka District of Serbia, although it is not geographically located in Bačka, but in Syrmia

Neu-Banovci (German)
New Banovci

Novi Banovci
, Serbia (Official)

Neu-Banovci (English & German)
(Webmaster: Franz Schneider)

Family Registry:

Neudorf bei Vinkovci
Vinkovacko Novo Selo
, Croatia, Vukovar-Srijem County (Official)

Lookups Guide: James Neumiller - Ortssippenbuch Der Ehemaligen Deutsch-Evang. Heimatgemeinde Neudorf bei Vinkovci 1819-1944-1986 by Johann Bader.

Neu Jankovici (German)
Novi Jankovici
, Croatia, Vukovar-Srijem County (Official)


  Neu-Karlowitz (German)
Újkarlóca (Hungarian)
Novi Karlovec
Sase / Sassa
Novi Karlovci
, Serbia (Official)

Located in the Inđija municipality, in the Srem District, Vojvodina province.

(1790-1794) Karlowitz received 36 German families
Danube Swabians in Syrmien, Croatia, Slavonia & Bosnia "The Settlement of the Germans")


Neu-Pasua (German)
Nova Pazova
, Serbia (Official)

Neu-Pasua - A Short Homeland Book, by Mathias Huber
Neu-Pasua - Journey to the Other Schwabenland by Johannes Banzhaf

Neu Slankamen (German)
Novi Slankamen, Serbia (Official)

Novi Slankamen, Serbia is located in the municipality of Inđija, Syrmia District, Autonomous Province of Vojvodina. Novi Slankamen is situated about 15 kilometers east of Inđija, on the bank of Danube (Dunav)

DVHH Village Coordinator: Walter K Borecki

Visit to Novi Slankamen 2006
by Walter K. Borecki

Nijemci, Croatia, Vukovar-Srijem County (Official)
Nikinci, Serbia (Official)
Nuschtar (German)
, Croatia (Official)
  1. Vukovar-Srijem County
Obresch (German)
Obriex (Other)
Obrez /
Obrež, Serbia (Official)

DVHH Village Coordinator: Eve Brown

Village Web Site: Obresch

Murder in Obresch


Catholic Church:
Župa Mučeništva svetog Ivana Krstitelja
Tomušić Marko, žk
Orolička 7, Berak
32243 Orolik

Progar, Serbia (Official)

W of Belgrade

A sub-region of Podlužje), in SW corner of the municipality (Bojčinska šuma) and stretches from the left bank of the Sava (the mouth of the Jarčina canal) to the southern shores of the Živača pond, 20 kilometers SW of Surčin.

Local roads connect Progar with the villages of Kupinovo and Boljevci.

Progar, Serbia Village Images contributed by Walter Borecki, 23 Oct 2008:


Privlaka, Croatia (Official) - Reported in Slavonia region also.

A municipality in the Zadar county

South of Vinkovci

Putinci, Serbia (Official)

Lookups Guide: Ewald Schneider - Baptism records 1856-1889, 1900-1934,1943

Putinzi / Putinci of Syrmia - 2006 Andreas Genahl

Putinzi / Putinci Photos: Contributed by Ewald Schneider,with permission of photographer Andreas Genahl

  Putinci Deutsche Church   Der Medjesch (Brook) and the two churches



Obergasse Street (Frankowitsch Postman)



Rolitsch, Hungary (German)
Ruma (German)
Ruma, Serbia (Official)

Völkermord der Tito-Partisanen" 1944-1948" | Chap 4: Tito's Starvation Camps: Srem | Ruma

“Two Donauschwaben Sisters” or “How we understand each other” by Dragan Gegenbauer [12 Sep 2011]

Heimatortsgemeinschaft Ruma (H.O.G. Website)
Ruma: Totentafel (In Memoriam ~ also has the list of names of civilians, women, children & men who died in the camps)

Ruma is a town and municipality located in Vojvodina, Serbia

Coordinates: 45.00°N 19.83°E

The town of Ruma is located in the middle of the flat and fertile region of Srem which is situated between the Danube and Sava rivers, at the foot of the beautiful Fruska Gora Mountain. The surface of Ruma is 582 square kilometers. An interesting geographical curiosity is the fact that the 45th parallel intersects the town, while it is only 15 kilometers west from the 20th meridian. The center of the town lies at 111 meters above sea level.

The distance between Ruma and Belgrade is about 50 km, Novi Sad 35 km, Sabac 30 km and Sremska Mitrovica 20 km. The town is next to the major railway line Belgrade-Zagreb and major road M-21 Novi Sad-Sabac. Ruma is 6 km away from the highway E-70 and about 10 km from the Sava River.


Ruma (the municipality)
includes the city of Ruma
& the following villages:



Donji Petrovci





Mali Radinci











Ruma Catholic Church
Contributed by Sor Bona

"Genocide Carried out by the Tito Partisans" Österreichische Historiker-Arbeitsgemeinschaft Für Kärnten und Steiermark (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


     Before the war, there were over ten thousand Germans living in Ruma.  The community, which was located in one of the most beautiful of all of the regions of Srem   formed the center of the German settlement in the area.  No sooner had the Partisans set up their military government on October 25, 1944 when they began the roundup of the local German population throughout the area and began to liquidate them.  They dragged off the German populations from Nikintzi, Grabovtzi, Kraljevtzi, Hrtkovitzi, Ptintzi, Wrdnik and many other villages herding them to an assembly area, and not only the men, but the women and children as well.  They were all imprisoned in the Hrvatski Cathedral at first.  Then they had to undress until they were naked, and left their clothes behind and were marched out to the brickyards where ditches had been dug, and as each group arrived they were shot.  The next batch to be executed had to lie down on top of the corpses of the group just executed before them.  Those who protested or refused to co-operate were bayoneted to death and thrown into the pit.  Many were severely wounded when they were thrown in.  They were still alive and cried out and moaned as the next group lay on top of them and suffocated them.  About 2,800 Germans died in this way on the first day.  Many other Germans from the vicinity were also shot individually, stabbed or beaten to death.

[Published at, Sept. 2006]

Rumaer Dokumentation 1745 - 1945
Mittelpunkt der deutschen Bewegung in Syrmien, Slavonien und Kroatien
Franz Wilhelm
Herausgegen von der Donauschwäbischen Kulturstiftung

Rumaer Dokumentation, 1745-1945: Mittelpunkt der deutschen Bewegung in Syrmien, Slavonien und Kroatien
Franz Wilhelm. (Donauschwabisches Archiv, Munchen. Reihe IV [sic], ... Heimatgeschichtsforschung) (German Edition) [Hardcover]

Hardcover: 415 pages; Publisher: Donauschwabische Kulturstiftung (1990); Language: German;
3926276096; ISBN-13: 978-3926276094

Ruma Websites:

Rumaer Dokumentation 1745 - 1945

Scherewitz an der Donau (German)
, Serbia (Official)
Schider Banovci (German)
Sidski Banovci
Novi Banovci (up to 1900)
Šidski Banovci (between 1910 and 1991)
Schidski Banovci, Croatia (Official)

A village on the east of Croatia near the border with Serbia. It is connected by the D46 highway. The village is 72 miles away from Belgrade (Serbia), 98 miles from Sarajevo (Bosnia), 155 miles from Zagreb (Croatia) and 160 miles from Budapest (Hungary).

Village Coordinator: Eric Schwarz

Village Web Site: Coming Soon!

German community:  Before World War II Šidski Banovci was mostly populated by Germans. According to the census of 1910, Banovci had 990 residents, and 668 were Germans. They had developed a social life and a multitude of public institutions. The most important was the local Protestant church. Next door to the church was the school, which served as the city hall, and a bank was nearby. Local residents cherished traditional values, it was a village that maintained its strong work ethic. In late 1944 villagers had just barely escaped from Sidski Banovci. This was similar to that experienced by thousands of other ethnic Germans in the latter stages of World War II. The new post-war government declared that ethnic Germans in Yugoslavia were no longer citizens and confiscated their property. By 1945, nearly 500,000 Germans had been expelled the term that would be used in Article XIII of the Potsdam Agreement was “transfer”—from Yugoslavian territory. The residents of Sidski Banovci had some advanced warning from the German Army that they would have to leave their homes and evacuate the village. On October 17, with the Sidski Banovci church-bells pealing, a caravan of 40 to 50 families formed and proceeded out of the village and into the uncertain terrain ahead. They headed northwest toward Hungary. Huber family (Wilhelm Huber was born in 1824 and became the first Huber to settle in Sidski Banovci), in book The Past Rebuilt-The Huber Family Journey to Success, will describe their memories of that period.
(Source:,_Vukovar-Syrmia_County )

Semlin (German)
Zemun, Serbia (Official)

Semlin Franztal Zemun Zemun-Novigrad

Völkermord der Tito-Partisanen" 1944-1948" > Chap 4: Tito's Starvation Camps: Srem > Semlin

*** Association of the Franztaler Community, founded in Linz ***

Zemun, now in Serbia, Croatian birth records transcribed into English
From: Karen Hobbs Subject: [AUSTRO-HUNGARIAN]
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2007 13:17:06 EST
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  Šimanovci / Simanovci, Serbia (Official)
  • Located in the Pećinci municipality, in the Srem District, Vojvodina province
Sotting (German)
Sotin,Croatia, Vukovar-Srijem County (Official)

Located in Vukovar-Srijem County

Village Coordinator: Kurt McCrary

Village Web Site:

Lookups Guide: Kurt McCrary - Sotin / Sotting from 1865-1885 [search by B/M/D year]

Senzius / Sensuis Family of Sotting

Willig, Villig, Willich, Kovachs Family

Almas, Ament, Amend, Baling, Fitzung

Sotting Photos, contributed by Paula Schleis, 22/28 Apr 2012

Sotin Folks at a refugee camp in Llinz 1945. Family: Tieherer, Baumgartner & Senzius

Elisabeth Stock, sons, Joe & unk., sisters Eva Tieherer & Mary Tieherer & her children, Elisabeth (later Schmidt), Mary (later Bates) & Steve Tieherer.

Sotin refugees in Frankenburg, Austria, 1945 at a Senzius wedding
Some identities in this group photo

Maria Kiefer, George Senzius, Andy Kiefer, & Katy Senzius both sets of siblings, about 1926. Contributed by Paula Schleis via Eva Senzius Gerhardt

Julianna Willig and husband Jakob (unknown last name), about 1916

Schleiss family

Stephan Senzius WW II, about 1940

Wedding in Sotin, 1938, unknown couple.

Rose Molnar, 1942

Peter Molnar, father of Rose Molnar. Date unknown, but pre-World War II.

Surtschin (German)

Surtschin in Syrmien - A summary and translation of portions of SurtschinOrtsbiografie der deutschen Minderheit eines Dorfes in Syrmien  published by the Ortsausschuss der Ortsgemeinschaft Surtschin in 1980.

"Surtschin" 1897-1945 Ev. Kirche 1920-1945 ref. Bethaus Ortsbiografie der deutschen Minderheit eines Dorfes in Syrmien, Michael Schmidt

Lookups Guide: Eve Brown - Church book (Evang./Luth.) from the village of Surtschin and includes the neighboring villages of Aschanja, Betschmen, Detsch and Obresch.  By Michael Schmidt and published in 1980


Mitrowitz (German)
Syrmisch-Mitrowitz  (German)
Szávaszentdemeter (Hungarian)
Mitrovica (Hungarian)
Hrvatska Mitrovica
Srijemska Mitrovica

Sremska Mitrovica
, Serbia (Official)

Sremska Mitrovica is one of the oldest cities in Europe, Located right in the middle of Srem, which is a geographical area right west of Belgrade, on the Sava river.

Völkermord der Tito-Partisanen" 1944-1948" > Chap 4: Tito's Starvation Camps: Srem > Mitrowitz

A Brief History of Sremska Mitrovicia

A Private of Sremska Mitrovica [broken link:]

Dedication of the Memorial Cross at Sremska Mitrovica - Images

Dedication of the Memorial Cross in Sremska Mitrovica

Contributed by Walter Boreck, 23 Oct 2008


Memorial in Sremska Mitrovica

Contributed by Walter Boreck, 23 Oct 2008

Tears shed at the Silk Factory in Sremska Mitrovica

Contributed by Walter Boreck, 23 Oct 2008

  Szuszek (German)
Szilszeg  (Hungarian)
Suzek, Serbia (Official)
  • Located along right bank of the Danube, in the district South Bačka, in the municipality of Beoĉin.
  • Up to Treaty of Trianon the community belonged to Habsburg Empire, to Szerém, a district of Ilok.


Tompojevci, Croatia, Vukovar-Srijem County (Official)
Tordinci, Croatia, Vukovar-Srijem County (Official)
  Towarnik (German)

Donji Tovarnik, Serbia (Official)

Pećinci municipality

Towarnik Village Images:

Donj Tovanik

Contributed by Walter Borecki, 23 Oct 2008


Ugrinovci, Serbia (Official)
  • Name of the village comes from the medieval name for Hungarians (Ugri).
  • A suburban settlement of Belgrade.
  • Located in the E section of the Syrmia region, in the W part of the municipality of Zemun, near the administrative border of the municipality of Vojvodina.
Újlak / Ujlak (Hungarian)
Croatia (Official) See: Ilok
V& W
Vodjinci (German)
Vinkovci (Other)
Vinkovce (Other)
Vodinci, Croatia, (Official)
Woganj (German)
, Serbia (Official)
  • in the Ruma municipality, in the Srem District, Vojvodina province
Vrbanja, Croatia (Official) (Reported in Slavonia region)
  • It is administratively part of the Vukovar-Srijem county.
  • South of Županja, Croatian
Wrdnik (German)
, Serbia (Official)
  • North of Ruma
/ Vukovar, Croatia (Official)

Vukovar-Srijem County

Völkermord der Tito-Partisanen" 1944-1948" > Chap 4: Tito's Starvation Camps: Srem > Vukovár

Wukowar/Vukovar Images: click images to enlarge

Confirmation class
[faintly identified on the front as being from Vukovar]

Contributed by Kevin Resele, 20 Nov 2008


Military Uniform

Contributed by Kevin Resele, 20 Nov 2008


Nice old costumes.
Photographer's studio logo "Josef Weizs"

Contributed by Kevin Resele, 20 Nov 2008

Solnok (German)
/ Zarkovci
arkovac / Zarkovac, Serbia (Official)
  • Located in the Ruma municipality, in the Srem District, Vojvodina province.
, Croatia, Vukovar-Srijem County (Official)


Village data submitted to by Researchers and Volunteers.

Auslander, Jordan "Genealogical Gazetteer of the Kingdom of Hungary." Published by Avotaynu, 2005.

Regenyi, Isabella & Scherer, Anton "Donauschwabisches Ortsnamenbuch." (name and location of towns). Published by the AkdFF, Darmstadt, Germany. 1987.

German Exonyms For Places In Croatia - wikipedia - This is a list of German exonyms for toponyms in Croatia. Part of Croatia was governed by Austria-Hungary, and some Hungarian exonyms became common in German, and may be used interchangeably with the German exonym for a period. These Hungarian names are noted below. Also, parts of Croatia ruled by Austria-Hungary were formerly governed by Italy, and Italian names also migrated to German usage. These are also noted.

Lippincott's Pronouncing Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World By Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) 1856.

Village List researched and compiled by Jody McKim, 2008

For corrections, additions and links to our Syrmia Village List, provide all known name variants to Eve Brown.








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Cities, towns & villages in the Srem District
Official Names:

Sremska Mitrovica Municipality: Bešenovački Prnjavor
• Bešenovo
• Bosut
• Veliki Radinci
• Grgurevci
• Divoš
• Zasavica I
• Zasavica II
• Jarak
• Kuzmin
• Laćarak
• Ležimir
• Manđelos
• Martinci
• Mačvanska
• Mitrovica
• Noćaj
• Ravnje
• Radenković
• Salaš Noćajski
• Sremska Rača
• Stara Bingula
• Čalma
• Šašinci
• Šišatovac
• Šuljam

Inđija Municipality:
•  Beška
• Jarkovci
• Krčedin
• Ljukovo
• Maradik
• Novi Karlovci
• Novi Slankamen
• Slankamenački Vinogradi
• Stari Slankamen
• Čortanovci

Irig Municipality:
• Velika Remeta
• Vrdnik
• Grgeteg
• Dobrodol
• Jazak
• Krušedol Prnjavor
• Krušedol Selo
• Mala Remeta
• Neradin
• Rivica
• Šatrinci

Pećinci Municipality:
• Ašanja
• Brestač
• Deč
• Donji Tovarnik
• Karlovčić
• Kupinovo
• Obrež
• Ogar
• Popinci
• Prhovo
• Sibač
• Sremski Mihaljevci
• Subotište
• Šimanovci

Ruma Municipality:
• Buđanovci
• Vitojevci
• Voganj
• Grabovci
• Dobrinci
• Donji Petrovci
• Kraljevci
• Mali Radinci
• Nikinci
• Pavlovci
• Platičevo
• Putinci
• Stejanovci
• Hrtkovci

Stara Pazova Municipality:
• Belegiš
• Vojka
• Golubinci
• Krnješevci
• Nova Pazova
• Novi Banovci
• Stari Banovci
• Surduk

Šid Municipality:
• Adaševci
• Batrovci
• Bačinci
• Berkasovo
• Bikić Do
• Bingula
• Vašica
• Višnjićevo
• Gibarac
• Erdevik
• Ilinci
• Jamena
• Kukujevci
• Ljuba
• Molovin
• Morović
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