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From: Teddy Forsyth <>
Subject: Re: History of the name Donauschwaben
Date: Mon, 29 Aug 2005 10:44:04 -0700 (PDT)
In-Reply-To: <082920051644.14962.43133B6B0009E63000003A7222007637040E9B9B079A9E080C@comcast.net>


--- wrote:

> I've been wondering about the history of the name
> Donauschwaben (Danube Swabian). ...
> My questions are: Who were the ethnologists and
> historians who coined the term Donauschwaben? When
> did it come into general use? Is it an "official"
> designation? If so, what makes it official? I'm
> looking for web sites or citations.
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NOTE[2] at GenealogyRO Group's Web Site
http://www.genealogy.ro/cont/1.htm

"It seams that the term Donauschwaben was created by
Robert SIEGER around 1920. The term was assumed also
by the geographer Hermann RÜDIGER from Deutsches
Auslands Institut from Stuttgart in the works of DAI
to mark the Ethnic-Germans other then the
Transilvanian Saxons [i.e. Siebenbürgen Sachsen /
Erdélyi Szászok / Sasi] and then in 1935 in "
Handworterbuch des Grenz- und Auslandsdeutschtums"
[herausgegeben von Carl PETERSEN, Paul Hermann RUTH,
Otto SCHEEL, Hans SCHWALM, vol. II, Breslau, 1935,
pages 290-305].
Other authors -for example, Josef BEER und andere in
"Leidensweg der Deutschen im kommunistischen
Jugoslawien, Band II: Erlebnisberichte über die
Verbrechen an den Deutschen durch das Tito-Regime in
der Zeit von 1944-1948" [Donauschwäbische
Kulturstiftung, München / Sindelfingen, 1993, 1032
pages], at page 16- give full credit to geographer
Hermann RÜDIGER for coining the term Donauschwaben in
1922.
...
The concept/name Donauschwaben was/is used only/mainly
in scientific works".

T.


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