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Browsing items in: Post World War II Danube Swabian Immigration to Milwaukee Oral History Project

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    • Oral History Interview with A.P., March 24, 1993

    • 1993-03-24
    • “A.P. was born in Almamellek, Hungary on October 17, 1921. Her parents had a farm and wine field in the Donauschwaben village of St. Laszlo, where A.P. grew up. She helped on the farm, in the wine field, and went to school in the village, where she...
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    • Oral History Interview with Alois Fuchs, May 4, 1995

    • 1995-05-04
    • “Alois Fuchs was born in Croatia on September 19, 1930. His family was evacuated from his hometown of Podravska Slatina in 1943. He lived as a refugee in several German cities and in several refugee camps in Austria. The family came to the United...
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    • Oral History Interview with Anna Iller, February 9, 1995

    • 1995-02-09
    • "Anna Iller was bom in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on January 7, 1916. Her father was bom in Hungary and her mother was bom in Austria. She married John Iller, a Danube Swabian from Tolna County, Hungary in 1932. They had three children. They joined the...
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    • Oral History Interview with George Weiss, February 28, 1995

    • 1995-02-28
    • “George Weiss, Jr. was born on April 18, 1927 in Felsonana, a village in the county of Tolna, Hungary. His father George Weiss, Sr. was a farmer and a carpenter. His mother Katherine Schleicher was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin but returned to...
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    • Oral History Interview with Hedwig Weil, February 10, 1995

    • 1995-02-10
    • “Hedwig Weil was born on September 7, 1925 in Dorf an der Pram, Austria. She married Adam Weil, a Danube Swabian from Kapitano, Slavonia in 1925. They came to the United States in 1955. Mr. Weil worked for the Milwaukee Marble Company polishing...
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    • Oral History Interview with John Horn, April 5, 1993

    • 1993-04-05
    • "“John Horn was born in 1921 in Baranya Jeno, Hungary, to Elizabeth and John Horn. His father was a local barrel maker and his mother was a simple housewife. The small village where he lived was a very close-knit community. As a young boy he...
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    • Oral History Interview with John Kling, March 25, 1993

    • 1993-03-25
    • “John Kling was born on July 13, 1925 in Hogyes, Hungary to John and Margaret (Szeldner) Kling. John's father was employed as a carriage driver until 1935, when he and his family moved to Zomba, Hungary. In Zomba, the Kling family were farmers. In...
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    • Oral History Interview with Katharina Heim, March 29, 1993

    • 1993-03-29
    • Katharina Heim was born to a family of farmers in 1934 in Klein Bastei (also known as Mali Bastei, located in present day Croatia), married Walter, a German, in 1954, and immigrated to America in 1961. In the interview Heim recalls her family’s...
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    • Oral History Interview with Katharine Hahn, April 6, 1993

    • 1993-04-06
    • "“Her family in Apatin right on the Danube River in southern Yugoslavia consisted three sisters, she being the youngest, two brothers and her mother and father, a wicker furniture maker. Her town of 15,000 was almost entirely German with German...
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    • Oral History Interview with Margaret Euch, April 1, 1993

    • 1993-04-01
    • Margaret Euch was born in Goynk, in Hungary, in 1919. There she married and lived as a farmer until WWII, during which her husband was killed. She immigrated to the United States in 1955. She recalls her pre-war life and hometown in Hungary, her...
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    • Oral History Interview with Maria Abt, February 7, 1995

    • 1995-02-07
    • “Maria Abt was born in Keschinci Yugoslavia on December 7, 1932. Her father owned a hemp factory. Her family was expelled from their home in Spring 1945. After several short stops they finally settled in Leibniz. They spent ten years in Austria...
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    • Oral History Interview with Maria Figurski, April 12, 1993

    • 1993-04-12
    • Maria Figurski was born in Budajeno, Hungary, in 1930. She discusses her early life and family in Hungary, her forced deportation to Germany, her marriage and emigration to the United States, experiences as new Americans in German Milwaukee, and...
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