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From: "Susan Williams" <>
Subject: Re: [DVHH] Passing German down the line
Date: Wed, 2 Jan 2008 08:50:57 -0500
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Thanks Lori -- I will be sure to take a look at your work. Susan
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From: "Lori Straus" <>
To: "DVVH Liste" <>
Sent: Tuesday, January 01, 2008 10:36 PM
Subject: [DVHH] Passing German down the line


I certainly don't mean to toot my own horn, but this is a resource
that may be of interest to some: http://etd.uwaterloo.ca/etd/
ltheffner2002.pdf

It is my Master's thesis which I'd written several years ago. For it,
I interviewed almost 30 local Germans (many Donauschwaben) about
passing on their language and culture to their children. This was a
case study, so I looked at a small handful of families for 3
generations. The transcripts to the interviews are at the back of the
document. The work was well-received and was published partially in
one publication about the University of Waterloo's exchange program
with Mannheim, and I believe another part of it will be published at
some point down the road, though I'm not currently sure of the status
of that book. (I've since left academia, so I don't even know at this
point if my paper will still be included in the book, because I was
not able to make the necessary corrections.)

Any questions, please feel free to let me know.


Lori (Wolf-Heffner) Straus
Researching the towns Ridica, Stanisic, Gara, Semlak, Schöndorf
Researching the names: Wolf, Bortscher, Heffner, Wagner, Roth,
Zimmermann, Klepp



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"Heiratsbuch".
-marriage book, marriage register.

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"Heiratserlaubnis".
-marriage license.
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