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Old 10-05-2013, 10:32 PM   #61
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Oh no! These family possessions went to missing in WWII? I am so sorry. Many Romanian things of families went to missing in Germany also. It was a terrible war. I could say worst of this war but Mamma needs me to be nice here.

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No worries and don't be sorry Cat. It was life back then. As you are in journalism, you probably would be interested when Mrs Dawg and I were arrested in Stamora Germana by the Romanian border police.
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Old 10-05-2013, 11:50 PM   #62
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No worries and don't be sorry Cat. It was life back then. As you are in journalism, you probably would be interested when Mrs Dawg and I were arrested in Stamora Germana by the Romanian border police.
Huh? I think the rest of us would be interested too, RJ! Do tell!
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Old 10-05-2013, 11:57 PM   #63
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What happened?! I am sure this is not funny. Please tell me! A family member of ours was shot and killed by them. It was DA's older cousin.

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Yes, I'm always interested in such stories. My paternal Grandmother came from Czechoslovakia, as a young lady, during or after WWI and I always wished I could have gotten her to tell her story. She never told her children, either.
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Some of these stories are very hard to tell of. DA lost her cousin in 1943. It took them 16 years through the government to find his body. He was in a mass grave and there was no telling of who was whom there.

Maybe such things as this has prevented your Grandmother from speaking of it, PrincessFiona. I do not know of her history, however.

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Yes, I'm always interested in such stories. My paternal Grandmother came from Czechoslovakia, as a young lady, during or after WWI and I always wished I could have gotten her to tell her story. She never told her children, either.
Maybe she had secrets, like my grandmother. She was a foreign student at the university in Moscow and got arrested in a student demonstration in ~1906. When her grandchildren found out, the reaction was, "Way to go Granny!" But, she was embarrassed and wouldn't talk about it.
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Maybe she had secrets, like my grandmother. She was a foreign student at the university in Moscow and got arrested in a student demonstration in ~1906. When her grandchildren found out, the reaction was, "Way to go Granny!" But, she was embarrassed and wouldn't talk about it.
LOL! Never thought of that, her secret life started here, as far as we know. Lots of skeletons in her closet...
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Maybe she had secrets, like my grandmother. She was a foreign student at the university in Moscow and got arrested in a student demonstration in ~1906. When her grandchildren found out, the reaction was, "Way to go Granny!" But, she was embarrassed and wouldn't talk about it.
This is very possible. There are still many secrets of that time.

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Old 10-06-2013, 01:10 PM   #69
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What happened?! I am sure this is not funny. Please tell me! A family member of ours was shot and killed by them. It was DA's older cousin.

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A bit of background, my maternal grandparents were born (1903 & 1905) in the Banat region of Austria-Hungary in the small village of Zichydorf. (now called Plandište, Serbia)
My Gr Gr Gr grandfather left Kirrberg Germany around 1815 because Austria-Hungary was giving away free land for farming. They first settled in Lovrin (now in Romania) and two years later moved to Zichydorf.

At the end of WW1 Austria-Hungary collapsed and their area became the Kingdom of Serbs, Coats and Slovenes. Soon afterwards, life became very difficult for anyone of German heritage so my grandparents, along with my grandmothers' brother and sister, made their way to Iserlohn Germany.
In 1929 my grandfather applied for a land grant in Saskatchewan which was accepted so he packed up Oma, my mother and my uncle and they made their way to Halifax and then on to Regina.

So, back to my story. I was building my family tree and was missing a lot of information. Things just weren't spoken about when I was growing up.
We were in Germany 1998 visiting family and had planned to go to Serbia to do some family research. We met up with another couple from Canada and my cousin and his wife and flew from Frankfurt to Belgrade.

We rented a van in Belgrade and spent the better part of two weeks traveling around to different villages photographing cemetery headstones and trying to get access to different church records.

We left Zichydorf one morning and crossed into Romania at the Moravita border crossing planning to make our way to Lovrin. We stopped for lunch in Stamora Germana. We payed the bill and went out to the parking lot where we found two border police officers going over our van.
They asked us what we were doing in Romania and we explained our family research trip. They spoke to each other for a few minutes when one of them told us that our purpose wasn't allowed and that we would have to follow them back to the border. At the border they photocopied our passports and after about an hour we were told to leave the country.
Maybe not really arrested.....lets say detained.
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Yes, I'm always interested in such stories. My paternal Grandmother came from Czechoslovakia, as a young lady, during or after WWI and I always wished I could have gotten her to tell her story. She never told her children, either.
Like soldiers returning from war, some things are too difficult to talk about.
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