Cleveland Landestreffen in 3 Perspectives

This year we decided to ask three of our members to write short articles about out trip to Cleveland for the Landestreffen der Donauschwaben. We hope you enjoy reading these three perspectives below from three great writers, Marlene Fricker, Emma Walter, & Betty Wagner.

United in Fun, by Michael Fricker

The German Hungarians have a saying, you make your own fun. It could be extended to read “you make your own fun, despite whatever circumstances might be standing in opposition to what would conventionally be considered ‘fun.’” Recent times have been anything but conventional fun. The thing is, dear friends, if you make your own fun, it does … Continue reading United in Fun, by Michael Fricker

German Hungarians of Philadelphia Attend 4. Welttreffen 

In the summer of 2006, I had the opportunity to talk my husband, Bill, into attending the Landestreffen of the Verband Der Donauschwaben, USA.  I truly wanted to see if bringing my children, Bill’s children, and of course all of the people younger than us at our club to this event, would awaken the interest … Continue reading German Hungarians of Philadelphia Attend 4. Welttreffen 

The Legends of Soccer 2018

On Saturday, August 11, 2018, the German Hungarians traveled to Franklin Square, NY to celebrate a tradition with the Gemuetlichen Enzianer. The “Legends of Soccer,” pits the two dancing clubs against one another, but this time on the Soccer field. The field? The Hota Bavarians’ field located at Plattdeutsche Park on Long Island. The day … Continue reading The Legends of Soccer 2018

The Founding of Our Cultural Group by Emily Fricker

by Emily Fricker, Founder In January of 1965, Antonia Kreutzer, Emma Muller, and Emily Fricker requested of the Board to officially found a Dance Group. Permission was granted and we began to search for dancers. This was done by word of mouth. As some children had performed in the previous year at either Kirchweihs or … Continue reading The Founding of Our Cultural Group by Emily Fricker

A Youthful Euro Tour – Part II

If you did not know already, our club spent last September gallivanting through Europe to Germany and Austria. The smiles in photographs and the words spoken when they returned led the Publicity and Editorial committee to do something a little different when covering this trip.

A Youthful Euro Tour – Part I

If you did not know already, our club spent last September gallivanting through Europe to Germany and Austria. The smiles in photographs and the words spoken when they returned led the Publicity and Editorial committee to do something a little different when covering this trip.