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Re: [S-R] Austrian roots

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  • treimer@nycap.rr.com
    Tom, Probably World War II when the Zipser Saxons were killed and deported. A few may still have had traceable roots to Austria, but most families lived in the
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      Tom,

      Probably World War II when the Zipser Saxons were killed and deported. A few may still have had traceable roots to Austria, but most families lived in the area for so many centuries that they did not. They received little help from Austria in 1945.

      Thomas


      ---- Tom Geiss <tomfgurka@...> wrote:
      > Someone was recently re-directed to go to a Polish roots group for help. It got me to thinking, Would there possibly be an Austrian roots group somewhere; and would anyone happen to know their E-address? I tried austrian-roots@yahoogroups.com, and it came back.
      > My Austrian, German speaking family in the Spis region had some problems, lost a farm, many were killed. This was about the time of WW1. I've begun nto suspect that, when things got rough, they decided to escape back to the safety of Austria, those that lived?
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