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Austrian socialist or anarchist immigrants

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  • tgoyens <doddypoll@widomaker.com>
    Dear all, I am a new member, and I am originally from Belgium. The reason I joined is because I do research on German and Austrian anarchists in America. I
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 2, 2003
      Dear all,
      I am a new member, and I am originally from Belgium. The reason I
      joined is because I do research on German and Austrian anarchists in
      America.

      I have two questions:

      1. Are there any descendants from Austrian socialists or anarchists
      on this list? Or does anyone know resources to find them?


      2. One of the sources I use are the many radical papers they
      published. Could somebody explain what the following terms mean, esp.
      their cultural context:

      -Gmoa
      -Weinlese-Fest (Austrian)
      -Bauern-Ball (Austrian)
      -Trutzschädel

      The first word is a mystery, but I am guessing it is a dialect
      for "Gemeinde". I know the translation of the two others, but is
      there a wine tradition in Austria in which the lower classes
      participated? In one reference there is an announcement in
      the paper for an international peasants' ball organized
      by "Gmoa 'Trutzschädel'". Is this some kind of organization? Remember
      these people were anarchists and working-class immigrants.

      Thank you,
      Tom Goyens
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