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Subject: RE: Transylvanian Saxons
Date: Sun, 28 Aug 2005 20:18:56 +0000
Thanks, Nick. I should have included that link instead. Wikipedia is better source.
For those interested in Transylvania Saxons, I received the following websites from the moderator of the Lowlands List ():
Some resources (in German):
English (& German):
http://www.holger-saarmann.de/texte_vijeltchen.htm (medieval song!)
The Transylvanian Saxons have the same naming problems as we do with the word Schwaben. The area in Germany called Saxony today (where my father-in-law is from, by the way) was named after a Saxon aristocrat and has nothing to do with the Saxony area that the Transylvanian Saxons came from. My husband considers himself Saxony-American, but a Lowlander assures me that my husband's ancestors have "stolen" the name from the true Saxons who are from Northern Germany and the eastern parts of the Netherlands.