Impressions of Gaufest, by Karin Schulz

Three years ago, I met seven members of the United German Hungarians on the cultural trip of a lifetime to Hungary and Romania. Over several meals and many glasses of wine, they told me all about their club and the many events that they participate in. Besides being active with the Donauschwaben, I learned that … Continue reading Impressions of Gaufest, by Karin Schulz

My First Gaufest, by Mike Stirm II

In Norse mythology, Valhalla is a glorious hall where the greatest warriors feast, drink, and compete every day. When I walked into the Main Ballroom of Harrah’s Conference Center on Friday night of Gaufest, this is what came to my mind. A sea of Trachtlers filled the room. I had never seen so many in … Continue reading My First Gaufest, by Mike Stirm II

Post Gaufest Reflections, by Janet Malofiy

Our President, Janet Fricker Malofiy reflects on the 28. Gaufest and what it has meant to be a dancer, a club member, and a participant in "Gau" events over the years!

3rd Place in Gruppen Preisplatteln, 2022

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ - On Sunday, July 10 the United German Hungarians were announced as the 3rd place winner of the Gruppen Preisplatteln competition held at the 28. Gaufest hosted by Edelweiss Passaic.

The German Hungarians & The Schuhplattler

Recently a question came to my committee about how the German Hungarians got to be dancers in the Schuhplattler style and members of the Gauverband Nordamerika. Below are selections from our various written histories telling that story.

1st Place in Gruppen Preisplatteln, 2007

From our "Monthly Progress" Archive:

3rd Place in Gruppen Preisplatteln, 1997

From our "Monthly Progress" Archive: NEWARK, DE - We were now anxious. The Denver and the New York groups had placed in the top three often. We had worked so hard, would we place in the top three? And then the name UNITED GERMAN HUNGARIANS - Third Prize!!!

3rd Place in Gruppen Preisplatteln, 1995

From our "Monthly Progress" Archive: MILWAUKEE, WI - Now it was down to the nitty, gritty! The announcement came - Third Place - THE UNITED GERMAN HUNGARIANS OF PHILADELPHIA!!!

3rd Place in Gruppen Preisplatteln, 1993

From our "Monthly Progress" Archive: BUFFALO, NY - The knot in his stomach tightened. Could it be? The announcer, Marty Hubner, the Gauverband Vorplattler, was saying, "Everybody be very calm!" No screaming or yelling!"