Ahoj everyone. I learned a new word today from my co-workers. Krajanci. they told me that s what they call czechs...well, people born in other countries thatMessage 1 of 3 , Apr 2, 2002View SourceAhoj everyone.
I learned a new word today from my co-workers.
Krajanci. they told me that's what they call
czechs...well, people born in other countries that are
czech and keep the traditions/heritage alive.
And easter in prague...my first. maybe some of you
know of the czech tradition where men/boys go around
with these woven branches that have ribbons on the tip
and "spank" women in return for an egg. (i think i
mentioned it in a previous email) well....i said to
myself, i either have to stay in bed all day long
while that goes on, or just hope i miss it :)
so, i decide to venture out into the city (on my way
to Beroun, a small town outside of prague) and as soon
as i walk out my apartment building with my friend,
there are these boys there who ask if they can say the
kolandy(i think that's the word) its a short poem they
recite before the "spanking" and then their getting an
egg or whatever. i promptly replied "ne" as my friend
(a guy naturally) held back laughter, but let them
into the building to harass other women with their
poems and sticks. :)
otherwise, it was a most beautiful first easter in the
czech republic. sunny warm weather (which it was just
snowing last week) and it makes me want to believe
that summer is almost here, and that spring is in FULL
SWING! WOO HOO! Skveli! Vyborne! Super!
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Hi Cindy, Mr. Tretter may have better luck with lists and organizations related to the Sudeten Germans, such as the German-Bohemian Heritage SocietyMessage 1 of 3 , Apr 2, 2002View SourceHi Cindy,Mr. Tretter may have better luck with lists and organizations related to the Sudeten Germans, such as the German-Bohemian Heritage Society http://www.rootsweb.com/~gbhs/ . His list of German names, as well as that they were ousted from the Czech lands under the Benes decrees leads me to this conclusion. One of his Winklers seems to have died only 15 miles away from his birthplace in Litobratrice so there may still be some descendants in Austria. Birth records for the Suedmaehren (South Moravia) district will be found in Brno, CR. Other useful links for him would be:http://www.sudeten.de/ All of which have extensive genealogy links. He may also find the list of dead soldiers useful at: http://www.volksbund.de/
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http://www.texasczechs.homestead.com/.On Tue, 02 Apr 2002 08:03:37 -0600 Cindy Harvey <cindyharvey@...> writes:Are any of our "Texas Czechs" familiar with the surname TRETTER? I would love to help this person find out if he has relatives in the US.Thanks,Cindy----- Original Message -----From: ricardo....To: webmaster@...Sent: Tuesday, April 02, 2002 3:36 AMSubject: my family originsMy Mother, Maria Tretter, was born in April the 29th of 1936 in Leipertitz (Litobratrice) in the czech republik. Their parents were Ignaz Winkler, borned in Leipertitz in february the 17th of 1907 and falled in Stalingrad(Russia) in January the 6th of 1943 during WWII. her mother was Hedwig Tretter, borned in Leipertitz in September the 20th of 1910 and died in Enzberg-mühlacker (Germany) in march the 9th off 1994.Ignaz Winkler Parents were:Ignaz Winkler, borned in leipertitz in July the 9th of 1864 and died in Kleinbaumgarten (Austria) in may the 8th of 1948