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Banater Schwaben

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Project: Donauschwaben


Banat Swabians is a sub project of the Germany project



Banat Swabians


The Banat Swabians[1]are part of the Danube Swabiansan a ethnic German population in Southeast Europe. In the 18th century they emigrated to what was then known as the Austrian Empire's Banat of Temeswar province, which was later included in the Habsburg Kingdom of Hungary.


The goal of this project is to widen the knowledge of this particular area.

Right now this project just has one member, me. I am Eva Eriksson

Here are some of the tasks that I think need to be done. I'll be working on them, and could use your help.

  • Villages and cities in the area
  • people
  • development

Will you join me? Please post a comment here on this page, in G2G using the project tag, or send me a private message. Thanks!



Donauschwaben [1]

Regions with significant populations

Hungary - 131,951
Romania - 13,510
Serbia - 4,064
Croatia - 2,965

Languages

Hungarian, Romanian, Serbian, Croatian, German

Religion

Roman Catholicism, Lutheran

Related ethnic groups

Germans of Hungary
Germans of Romania
Germans of Serbia
Germans of Croatia
Banat Swabians
Satu Mare Swabians


Coat of Arms

A black eagle representing the protection of the Emperor of Austria
A blue ribbon representing the Danube River
A crescent moon representing the waning of Islamic influence through the withdrawal of the Ottoman Turks
The Sun representing both Prince Eugene of Savoy and the light of Christianity; and
A fortress representing the fortified city of Temeschburg.


Notable Banat Swabians[2]

Geza von Cziffra, film director
Helmuth Duckadam, football goalkeeper, winner of European Cup
Werner Fricker, President, United States Soccer Federation 1986–1990
Franz Xaver Kappus (1883–1966), writer, poet, newspaper editot
Stefan Jäger, painter
Alexander Krischan, Austrian historian and bibliographer
Nikolaus Lenau, writer
Herta Müller, poet, novelist and recipient of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature
Anthony N. Michel, American engineering educator
Johnny Weissmuller (born Johann Weißmüller), American actor; Olympic swimming gold medalist
Michael J. Wendl, American engineer
Stefan Hell, co-recipient of the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Zita Johann, Austrian-American actress (The Mummy)


  1. Wikipedia - Banat Swabians
  2. Notable Banat Swabians

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Please see my note below from June. Would love to be apart of this and do a page for Kathreinfeld, my grandparents village.
Eva, I was wondering if you'd allow me to do a page for my grandparents' village. I don't claim to know everything or even a lot about it but I'd like to take it on and I can learn about it as I work on the page. I'm already involved in the Donauschwaben Project and would like to get more active and involved.

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