Cultural Exchange: Upcoming Dates – 4/27 & 5/18

We will continue discussion on Where are Our Lost Children? The Janissaries, written by Karl Springenschmidt on Wednesday, April 27th at 8:00 PM Eastern Daylight Savings time.

Access: Zoom Meeting Link

Following that our next meeting will be on Wednesday, May 18th at 8:00 PM. The book we will discuss will be Bread On My Mother’s Table, by Ingrid Andor. Also available on Amazon, and I believe Barnes and Noble.


  • A larger book, chronicling a Ukranian Family of German descent from Pre-WWII to their arrival in the United States.  In consideration of our current world situation, this will be a great discussion, as well as the many Ukranian families that we know who went through a very similar story: The Last Green Valley by Mark Sullivan.
  • That will keep us busy for quite some time, but I would also suggest that you get a copy of The Great Swabian Migration a historical novel by Adam Mueller-Guttenbrunn.  The version we will read has been translated into English.

How to get the books!

  •  Bread: On My Mother’s Table by Ingrid Andor available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
  • The Last Green Valley by Mark Sullivan available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
  • The Great Swabian Migration a historical novel by Adam Mueller-Guttenbrunn. The English translation is available through Pannonia Press online. Email Elsa Walter at I believe that the book is $20.00 plus 5.00 shipping.  

Reach out to me if you have questions by email

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Marlene Fricker

Access: our Shared Files from these meetings

Topics We have discussed Previously:

  • Maps of Back Home
  • Back to the Banat by Victor Wendl
  • The Julius Doppler Story
  • Once a Refugee by Frid E Nutley & Christine Gegner
  • Our Lost Children: Janissaries? by Karl Springenschmid

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