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Gottscheer Relief Association, New York

Gottscheer Archive

located at St. John's University, Jamaica, New York
Items in the Gottscheer Archive at SJU that were donated by arrangement
through the Gottscheer Relief Association, NY (listing as of January 18, 2011):

  1   GOTTSCHEE-VERLORENE HEIMAT DEUTSCHER WALDBAUERN by H. Otterstaedt

GOTTSCHEE:  VERLORENE HEIMAT DEUTSCHER  WALDBAUERN
Herbert Otterstaedt
Pannonia Verlag Freilassing,  1962
Hardcover,  127 pages, 120 photographs
German
A tale of the linguistic island Gottschee and its people mainly in pictures.  The author photographed the countryside and its inhabitants in the late 1930s, creating the best collection of photos that exists today of Gottschee as it was.   Maps and charts support the accompanying text.

  2   640 JAHRE GOTTSCHEE. Gottscheer Landsmannschaft Deutschland, 1970

640 JAHRE GOTTSCHEE
Editor:  Richard Lackner
Gottscheer Landsmannschaft Deutschland, 1970
Softcover, 55 pages, photographs
German
Commemmorative issue on the occasion of the 640th anniversary of the founding of the Gottscheer homeland.  Includes many informative articles and photographs on Gottschee.

  3   25 JAHRE GOTTSCHEER HILFSWERK. Gottscheer Relief Association NY, 1971

  4   DAR SCHPUETE HERBISCHT by Hönigmann, Otterstaedt, Lackner, Kren, Schemitsch, 1972

DAR SCHPUETE HERBISCHT

B. Hoenigmann, L. Kren, R. Lackner, H. Otterstaedt, K. Schemitsch

Gottscheer Landsmannschaft Deutschland and Klagenfurt,  1972

Hardcover, 92 pages
Gottscheerisch with standard German translation

A collection of Gottscheer dialect poetry

  5   WÖRTERBUCH DER GOTTSCHEER MUNDART, Volumes I & II, by Walter Tschinkel, 1976 

WOERTERBUCH DER GOTTSCHEER MUNDART, 2 volumes

Walter Tschinkel
Oesterreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien, 1973 & 1976
Hardcover, 408 pages (vol. I), 538 pages (vol. II)
German
Dictionary of the dialect of the linguistic island.  The largest record of the spoken language of Gottschee, including a thorough study of the origin of the words.
"With his Woerterbuch der Gottscheer Mundart, Dr. Walter Tschinkel  provided an invaluable service to German philology, specifically to the Austrian-Bavarian dialect geography.  Early on he made contact with the "Bairisch-Oesterreichischen Woerterbuchkanzlei" in Vienna and the bureau soon recognized the significance of his work.  Walter Tschinkel's work appeared  as Volume VII of the series Studien zur oesterreichisch-bairischen Dialektkunde, and thus continued the tradition of the "Imperial (as of 1867 Royal and Imperial) Academy of Sciences", in supporting those doing research on Gottschee."  (Erich Petschauer)
 

  6   DAS JAHRHUNDERTBUCH DER GOTTSCHEER by Erich Petschauer, 1980

DAS JAHRHUNDERTBUCH DER GOTTSCHEER
Erich Petschauer
W. Braumueller, Universitaets Verlagsbuchhandlung Wien, 1980
Hardcover, 219 pages, charts and photographs
Germanf
The history of the linguistic island Gottschee century by century, from the 11th to the 20th, in great detail. Also includes information on every village of Gottschee.

  7   GOTTSCHEE AND ITS PEOPLE THROUGH THE CENTURIES by Erich Petschauer, 1984

GOTTSCHEE AND ITS PEOPLE THROUGH THE CENTURIES
Translation of 
Das Jahrhundertbuch der Gottscheer
Erich Petschauer ,  translation by Herma Moschner
Gottscheer Relief Association, Inc. of New York, 1984
Hardcover,  216 pages, charts and photographs
English
Intro:  "In the beginning there was the forest.  Copper, beach and pine dominate the highland whose cliffs plunge to the Kulpa valley below.  Maple, spruce, elm, here and there groves of oaks and birches complete the picturesque setting of the expansive primeval forest in Lower Carniola (Krain).  The Counts of Ortenburg, old Carinthian nobility subject only to the emperor, hold it in fief to the patriarch of Aquileia.  No one is allowed to settle there without the permission of the counts.  For some time, however, they themselves have hesitated to settle this region, even though villages, hamlets, and small cities have sprung up all around. …..   We are in the first third of the fourteenth century, before the beginning of the German settlement which was to become the linguistic island of Gottschee….”

  8   650 JAHRE GOTTSCHEE FESTBUCH. Gottscheer Landsmannschaft Klagenfurt 1980

650 JAHRE GOTTSCHEE -  FESTBUCH 1980
Editor :  Ludwig Kren
Gottscheer Landsmannschaft Klagenfurt, 1980
Hardcover, 360 pages, photographs
German, some English

Anniversary edition on the occasion of 650 years since the founding of Gottschee.  A collection of articles contributed by a number of authors cover a wide array of topics, from old as well as recent history of the linguistic island Gottschee to  its cultural heritage such as language, songs and poetry, traditional dress, life style, genealogy, as well as an introduction to the substantial Gottscheer communities in other parts of Europe and North America, especially New York

  9   GOTTSCHEER LIEDERHEFT, Gottscheer Chöre, New York 1980

GOTTSCHEER LIEDERHEFT
Gottscheer Choirs of New York, 1980
Gottscheer Maennerchor
Deutsch Gottscheer Gesangverein
Softcover, 80 pages
Gottscheerisch with standard German translation
Songbook of 39 Gottscheer dialect folksongs, text and music

10   HOIMISCHAI KHÖSCHT by Albert Belay, 1993

HOIMISCHAI KHOESCHT
Albert Belay
New York, 1993
Softcover, 160 pages
Bilingual, English and German
Cookbook including 155 traditional Gottscheer kitchen recipes
Intro:  “The recipes assembled in this booklet are part of the traditional Gottscheer kitchen, handed down from generation to generation.  From an early age onward the daughter was a helping hand in the family kitchen, learning from her mother the skills of preparing the food for the household.  In earlier times written recipes and measures as we know them today were almost unknown.  Eye and hand were honed for the job…”

11   GOTTSCHEE: THE RESETTLEMENT YEARS by Edeltraud Krauland, 1994
GOTTSCHEE:  THE RESETTLEMENT YEARS
Edeltraud M. Krauland
1994
Hardcover, some photographs
English
Personal memories of the author mostly on the travails endured by her family during World War II and its aftermath.
 

12   GOTTSCHEERISCH: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE LANGUAGE by Martha Hutter, 1994

GOTTSCHEERISCH - AN INTRODUCTION TO THE LANGUAGE OF THE GOTTSCHEE GERMANS
Martha Hutter
Softcover, 95 pages
English
This introduction to the spoken language of Gottschee includes 1470 dialect words with their English and standard German translation.

13   GOTTSCHEE, A HISTORY OF A GERMAN COMMUNITY IN SLOVENIA by Tom Bencin

GOTTSCHEE:  A HISTORY OF A GERMAN COMMUNITY IN SLOVENIA
Thomas F. Bencin
Gottscheer Research and Genealogy Association, 1995
Soft cover,  63 pages
English
The author wrote this thesis in 1968, when Slovenia was still a province of  Yugoslavia and nearly impossible to visit, and Europe was divided by the Iron Curtain.

14   SURNAMES OF GOTTSCHEE by Martha Hutter, 1996

SURNAMES OF GOTTSCHEE
Collected by Martha Hutter

Gottscheer Research & Genealogy Association, 1994
Softcover, 41 pages
The collection of 639 family surnames of Gottschee covers the period 1890 to 1941, and identifies for each name the parishes and villages of origin.

15   FÜNFZIG JAHRE GOTTSCHEER HILFSWERK. 50th Anniv. Gottscheer Relief Assoc. NY 1996

FUENFZIG JAHRE GOTTSCHEER HILFSWERK  1946-1996
50th Anniversary GOTTSCHEER RELIEF ASSOCIATION, Inc., of NEW YORK
Softcover,  many photographs,  record of many families

Bilingual, German and English
Anniversary edition includes the history of the Association that was founded after World War II to help their  uprooted  countrymen in Europe, as well as the history of the substantial Gottscheer Community in Ridgewood, Queens County,  New York

16   LOCHABR ABAKH. Dialect audio cassettes #1 & #2 by Karl Stalzer, 1994

LOCHABR ABAKH
Karl Stalzer
Audio cassettes, 2 editions, 1994
Gottscheerisch dialect narration

17-22   KARL SCHEMITSCH COLLECTION by K. Schemitsch, Klagenfurt/Graz 1976-1988

KARL SCHEMITSCH COLLECTION
Das war/ This was Gottschee
Ahoime 
Shoe is' Prach 
Das Schicksal der Gottscheer
Gedanken wandern nach Gottschee

Karl  Schemitsch, English translation Edith Herold
Klagenfurt/Graz,  1976-1988
Hardcover booklets , 34 to 128 pages
German, Gottscheerisch, some English translation
Narrative in prose and poetry about Gottschee, the people and their traditions

17  "Das war/This was Gottschee"
18  "Ahoime"
19  "Shö is’ Prach"
20  "Das Schicksal der Gottscheer"
21  "Dar schpuete Herbischt"
22  "Gedanken wandern nach Gottschee"

23   GOTTSCHEER GEDENKSTÄTTE bulletin, ca. 90 editions. Graz/Austria, 1963-1995

24   GOTTSCHEER ZEITUNG newspaper, ca. 80 editions. GLM Klagenfurt, 1983-1995

25   GOTTSCHEE by Verein Gottscheer Gedenkstätte, 1980

26   IZKAZ, SLOVENE REPORT CARD for Marvin Viljem, 1928

27   GOTTSCHEE PHOTOGRAPHS. 18 enlargements (8.5 x 11) by John B. Gladitsch

28   THE GOTTSCHEER CONNECTION newsletter, 2 editions (97 & 98) by GHGA

29   MAP OF GOTTSCHEE / KOCEVJE by Gottscheer Heritage & Genealogy Association

30   GOTTSCHEER CLUB CLEVELAND 100th Anniversary Journal, 1989

ERSTER OESTERREICHISCHER UNTERSTUETZUNGS VEREIN 1889-1989
First Austrian Mutual Aid Society

GOTTSCHEER CLUB in Cleveland, Ohio
100th Anniversary edition, Cleveland, 1989

Softcover, many photographs, listing of families
Bilingual, German and English
The history of the oldest Gottscheer club in North America as well as the Gottscheer Community in Ohio

31   JAHRESBRIEF NEWSLETTER. 9 editions 1989-1998, by Gottscheer Relief Association, NY

32   SONGS AND BALLADS OF GOTTSCHEE. Audio cassette & text sheets by M. Hutter, 1998
SONGS AND BALLADS OF GOTTSCHEE
Compiled by Martha Hutter
New York, 1998
Audio cassette of 24 authentic Gottscheer folksongs performed by groups and individuals in Europe and New York; includes English translation booklet

33   NESSELTALER PFARRCHRONIK by Ernst Stalzer, 1984

34   VOLKSFEST PHOTOGRAPHS. (3, ca. 9x12) 1973, 1975, 1983. by John B. Gladitsch

35   GOTTSCHEER BOWLING CLUB of NEW YORK 50th Anniversary Journal, 1995

36   CLUB PHOTOGRAPH by Gottscheer Vereinigung of New York, 1941

37   GOTTSCHEER LANDSMANNSCHAFT WIEN. 100th Anniversary Journal, 1991

100 JAHRE GOTTSCHEER LANDSMANNSCHAFT IN WIEN
100 years Gottscheer club in Vienna, 1891-1991
softcover,  64 pages
German
100th Anniversary edition includes the history of the Gottscheer community in Vienna, Austria

38   GOTTSCHEER CHOIRS OF NEW YORK. Anniversary journals, 5 editions

GOTTSCHEER MAENNERCHOR 1900-2000
Gottscheer Men's Choir of New York
100th Anniversary edition, New York, 2000
Softcover, photographs, membership listings
Bilingual, German and English
The story of the oldest Gottscheer club in New York as well as the early Gottscheer Community in Brooklyn, New York

39   GOTTSCHEE: DAS VERLORENE KULTURERBE by Mitja Ferenc, 1993

GOTTSCHEE:  DAS VERLORENE KULTURERBE DER GOTTSCHEER DEUTSCHEN
Mitja Ferenc, 1993

Slovenian and German

40   GOTTSCHEER GEDENKBUCH by John Kikel, NY 1947

GOTTSCHEER GEDENKBUCH 1330-1947
John Kikel
Gottscheer Relief Association Inc. of New York, 1947
Hardcover, 302 pages, many photographs
German and English
A memorial to the former linguistic island Gottschee in Carniola, today Slovenia, the book includes individual descriptions and photographs of  most of the 170 villages of Gottschee, and individual listings of many Gottscheers that had moved since 1870 to the United States (primarily New York), naming hundreds of Gottscheer families within their American communities.

41   DIE DEUTSCH-SPRACHIGE VOLKSGRUPPE IN SLOWENIEN by Stefan Karner 1997

DIE DEUTSCH-SPRACHIGE VOLKSGRUPPE IN SLOWENIEN
Stefan Karner
1997
German

A history of the German speaking minorities in the territories of what is now Slovenia

42   MORSCHER FAMILY IN TRADITIONAL DRESS. Photograph, 1930

43   GOTTSCHEER ORCHESTRA OF BROOKLYN photograph, 1925

44   JOSEPHINISCHE LANDESAUFNAHME OF 1784, maps of Gottschee, 1 volume

JOSEPHINISCHE  LANDESAUFNAHME 1763-1787
Josephinian military survey, volume I (Gottschee)
Imperial Austrian military command, Field Marshal Daun
German(the originafl) and Slovenian (translation)
This is a reprint of maps and book (two parts) prepared by the Austrian Imperial military command during the  reign of the Emperor Joseph.  The volume covers the whole area of Gottschee including parts of the adjoining counties.  The descriptions give information on the villages, the structure of the forests, condition of the roads and bridges, a. o..  The distance between the places is expressed in hours of walking.  Past and present place names are included.  The second part contains facsimile color maps in the original size of 42x62cm, on which the image of the landscape is cartographically precisely represented.

45   GOTTSCHEE: DIE EHEMALIGE DEUTSCHE SPRACHINSEL 3 editions 1990, 1991, & 1992, GLMD

GOTTSCHEE, DIE EHEMALIGE DEUTSCHE SPRACHINSEL, 3 editions
Series on the heritage of the former linguistic island
L. Kren, W. Lampeter, M. Kundergraber
Gottscheer  Landsmannschaft Deutschland , 1990/91/92
Softcover booklets of  40 to 80 pages each, some photographs
German
These annual publications focus each on a different aspect of Gottschee history or culture.

46   GOTTSCHEER VEREINIGUNG of New York. 60TH Anniversary Journal

47   GOTTSCHEER KANKEN UNTERSTÜTZUNGS VEREIN 4 anniversary journals

48   GOTTSCHEER BAUERNBALL Souvenir Journal 1971

49   STATUTES GOTTSCHEER KRANKEN UNTERST. VEREIN of NY (as of 1939) 1971

50   CONSTITUTION ÖSTERREICHER MÄNNER K.U.V. of New York, Statutes 1948

51   CLUB RECORDS GOTTSCHEER SICK BENEFIT SOCIETY. Binder

52   MISCHE FAMILY DOCUMENTS 1941

53   SCHAUER FAMILY DOCUMENTS 1912-1933

54   THE RIDGEWOOD TIMES’ CLIPPINGS by Walter Hutter, 1977-1982

55   PASSPORT OF GEORG SKRIBAR, 1893 (b. 1854)

56   GOTTSCHEER CHOIR OF NEW YORK - EUROPE TOUR 1985, scrapbook

57   MEMORIES OF CHILDHOOD by Ridy Hoegler Skyrme and Arnold Rom, 2001

MEMORIES OF CHILDHOOD
Ridy Hoegler Skyrme and Arnold R. M. Rom

Toronto, 2001
Softcover, 249 pages, many photographs
English

Intro:  “These are our memories of our childhood.  They are not meant to represent the childhood memories of other Gottscheer children.  After more than half a century has passed, memory becomes a notoriously unreliable tool.  We were lucky because Arnold was able to consult his older siblings, and Ridy still has five elderly aunts and many cousins whom she was able to consult, in an effort to portray all the events in this book as accurately as possible.  Experiences differed, sometimes greatly, from area to area…”

58   GOTTSCHEE 1406-1627, FEUDAL DOMAIN on the Frontier of Europe by Georg Widmer

GOTTSCHEE 1406-1627, FEUDAL DOMAIN on the FRONTIER of EMPIRE
Translation of  Urkundliche Beitraege zur Geschichte des Gottscheer Laendchens 1406-1627
Georg Widmer,   translation by Andrew J. Witter
Gottscheer Heritage and Genealogy Association, 2001
Soft cover, 219 pages
English
Drawn exclusively from original source documents.  An authentic look into the life and government of a feudal domain (Gottschee) on the strategic frontier of the Holy Roman, Habsburg, and Austrian Empires, showing the interaction of the subjects, the ruling nobility, and the royal government of the duchy of Carniola.

59   GOTTSCHEE, THE LOST CULTURAL HERITAGE of the Gottscheer Germans by M. Ferenc

GOTTSCHEE:   THE LOST CULTURAL HERITAGE OF THE GOTTSCHEE GERMANS
Translation of  Gottschee:  Das verlorene Kulturerbe der Gottscheer Deutschen 

Mitja Ferenc, translation by Edgar Erker
Gottscheer Heritage and Genealogy Association, 2001

English

Softcover
Then and Now account of the former linguistic island with photographs of  the original villages, shown next to recent pictures of them or their remnants, or the site where they once existed. .
Intro:  “Today, the former Gottscheerland  is only settled in some areas, and even in those areas the remnants of the previous culture are not taken into consideration.  Precisely because of their disappearance, this publication presents Gottschee both then and now, with a special eye to its lost heritage…..”

60   CEMETERIES AND TOMBSTONES of the Gottscheer Germans by Ferenc, Zupan, Bavdaz

61   GOTTSCHEER VOLKSTUM by Wilhelm Tschinkel, 1931

GOTTSCHEER VOLKSTUM
Wilhelm Tschinkel, 1931
German and Gottscheerisch
The founder of the Gottscheer Kalender series and author of the Gottscheer anthem, Wilhelm Tschinkel spent his early years as a teacher in the village schools in Gottschee while doing his own research into the heritage of the land.  This book is the collective result of his observations on the language, the songs, and the traditions of the people of Gottschee.

62   GOTTSCHEER KALENDER. 2 editions, 1931 & 1932

GOTTSCHEER KALENDER, editions 1927, 1931, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1937, 1938
Series of almanacs issued in Gottschee  in the years between the World Wars.  They include articles on many topics concerning life in Gottschee.
German and Gottscheerisch

63   REBELLION IN DER GOTTSCHEE by Karl Rom, 1938

64   NESSELTAL, TAUBENBRUNN, ALTLAGBÜCHEL. Church records

65   GOTTSCHEE: WÄLDER, SÄGEWERKE, EISENBAHN. (Industry) by Ivan Mohoric

66   GOTTSCHEER FLÜCHTLINGS SCHICKSALE by W.Lampeter/L.Kren, 1993/94

GOTTSCHEER FLUECHTLINGS-SCHICKSALE
Gottscheer wartime experiences
Gottscheer Landsmannschaft Deutschland, 1993/94
Softcover
German
A collection of wartime accounts:  15 Gottscheer families each tell their experiences as refugees in the Second World War.

67   ERNST STALZER NOTES

68   ST. RAPHAELS KALENDER für katholische Auswanderer, edition 1956

69   DEUTSCH-AMERIKANISCHER KALENDER, edition 1916

70   JAHRESBRIEF NEWSLETTER, 5 editions 1998-2003, Gottscheer Relief Assoc. of New York

71   A SHORT HISTORY of the Duchy of Carniola and Gottschee County by Edward Skender

A SHORT HISTORY OF THE DUCHY OF CARNIOLA  AND GOTTSCHEE COUNTY
L. Edward Skender
Gottscheer Research and Genealogy Association, 1994
Soft cover,  26 pages
English
This short history focuses on the geography, and the political and ethnic history of the Duchy of Carniola and Gottschee County.  It also discusses the wider history of the Roman, Holy Roman and Austrian Empires only in the context of events related to the Duchy of Krain and Gottschee County.

72   GOTTSCHEER FAMILY RECORDS (using LSD Microfilms) by Kate Pruente, GHGA

73   GOTTSCHEER KALENDARS SELECTED ARTICLES 1926-1941, by GHGA

GOTTSCHEER KALENDARS SELECTED ARTICLES 1926-1941
Translation of various articles from the
Gottscheer Kalender
Gottscheer Heritage and Genealogy Association
English

74   THE GOTTSCHEE TREE, newsletter, editions 1987-1997 in 2 volumes, by Elizabeth Nick

75   THE GOTTSCHEE TREE JOURNAL, 22 editions 1998-2003, GHGA

76   GOTTSCHEER MUNDART LIEDERBUCH, songbook by Peter Kosler Verein, Ljubljana 2002

77   GOTTSCHEER KALENDER, edition 1927

GOTTSCHEER KALENDER, editions 1927, 1931, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1937, 1938
Series of almanacs issued in Gottschee  in the years between the World Wars.  They include articles on many topics concerning life in Gottschee.
German and Gottscheerisch

78   GOTTSCHEER KALENDER, editions 1934 and 1935

GOTTSCHEER KALENDER, editions 1927, 1931, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1937, 1938
Series of almanacs issued in Gottschee  in the years between the World Wars.  They include articles on many topics concerning life in Gottschee.
German and Gottscheerisch

79   GOTTSCHEER KALENDER, editions 1937 and 1938

GOTTSCHEER KALENDER, editions 1927, 1931, 1932, 1934, 1935, 1937, 1938
Series of almanacs issued in Gottschee  in the years between the World Wars.  They include articles on many topics concerning life in Gottschee.
German and Gottscheerisch

80   STAATS-HEROLD FAMILY CALENDAR, New York 1931

81   DEUTSCH-UNGARISCHER KALENDER, German Family Calendar, Minnesota 1942

82   GOTTSCHEE BETWEEN THE WORLD WARS, Gottscheer Heritage & Genealogy Association, 2004

GOTTSCHEE BETWEEN THE WORLD WARS
Translation of “Jahresrueckschau” from the Gottscheer Kalenders,
The Years in Review 1919-1940
Editors Maria Cuzzo and Edward Skender
Gottscheer Heritage and Genealogy Association, 2004
Softcover,  270 pages
English
Intro:  “The Years in Review articles appearing in the Kalender editions of 1919 to 1940  “recorded the significant public and personal events that took place in the homeland.  In short, the articles are literally diaries of the key events for each year – rare and important glimpses into the daily lives of the Gottscheers of that era”.
 

83   VILLAGE SKETCHES OF GOTTSCHEE 1941, Gottscheer Heritage & Genealogy Association, 2004

VILLAGE SKETCHES
Gottscheer Heritage & Genealogy Association, 2004
Softcover
English
A record of the former 170 villages of Gottschee as they were when Gottscheers still lived there.  Includes a rough outline sketch of each village and all houses with house numbers and the names of the last owners.

84   GOTTSCHEERS OF QUEENS COUNTY, binder and misc. notes

85   GOTTSCHEERS OF QUEENS COUNTY, obituaries

86   GOTTSCHEE, misc. notes

87   DIE GOTTSCHEER KIRCHEN EINST UND HEUTE, Zupan/Ferenc/Dolinar, 1993

DIE GOTTSCHEER KIRCHEN EINST UND HEUTE, Volume 1
Gojko Zupan, Mitja Ferenc, France M. Dolinar
Kocevje, 1993
Softcover,  270 pages, photographs
Bilingual, Slovenian and German
A Then and Now account of the history of the parishes of Gottschee/Kocevje and of each church and chapel therein.  Photographs of the original churches appear next to recent pictures showing the current building, or the remnants of it, or the site where it once stood.  Volume 1 covers about one half of the territory of the former Gottschee.

88   GOTTSCHEER RELIEF SPENDERLISTEN, 1947 List of Donors

89   ERINNERUNGEN AN REINTAL, Memories by Rudolf Sterbenz, 1960 to 1990

91   LIFE’S JOURNEY OF A REFUGEE by Edwin Stalzer, 2004

LIFE’S JOURNEY AS A REFUGEE
Edwin Stalzer, 2004
Softcover, 266 pages, some photographs
English
An autobiography:  “Memoirs of a World War II Survivor”
“Volumes have been written about the suffering of millions of people during World War II.  Recognize all of the various nationalities, religious and ethnic groups:  There were Poles, Russians, Hungarians, Lithuanians, Yugoslavians, Estonians, etc..  Most of the books and movies that we are familiar with deal with the Holocaust.  There are few books and no movies dealing with the Catholic Land of Gottschee, a little linguistic island in the middle of the former Yugoslavia, who, after 600 years of living in relative harmonie with the Slavic population, suddenly became the subject of “ethnic cleansing” during World War II.  The subject of this book is the history of our people, and particularly my personal voyage and recollection of the events leading to the edge of extinction for this small group, our determination and perseverance, and ultimately, human triumph….”

92   GOTTSCHEE: DIE EHEMALIGE DEUTSCHE SPRACHINSEL, 2 editions 1990&91, GLMD

93   THE ORIGIN OF THE GOTTSCHEERS by Richard Jaklitsch

94   ADOLF SCHAUER IN MEMORIAM (framed)

95   CLUB PHOTOGRAPHS, 2 pictures of the Gottscheer Bowlingclub NY (1948, 1955)

96   DIE GOTTSCHEER KIRCHEN EINST UND HEUTE, VOL.II, G.Zupan/M.Ferenc, 2007

DIE GOTTSCHEER KIRCHEN EINST UND HEUTE, Volume 2
Gojko Zupan, Mitja Ferenc, 2007
Volume 2 covers the churches in the former Gottschee that are not included in Volume 1.

97   CATALOG of Gottschee Traveling Exhibit at the Museum Kocevje, J.Kordis/M.Ferenc

98   DAS SAKRALERBE IM GOTTSCHEERLAND, Ferenc/Dolinar/Resman/Serazin/Zupan

99   VODNI VIRI na Kocevskem/ WASSERQUELLEN in Gottschee, Anton Preselnik, 2007 
 

 ###   35 JAHRE GOTTSCHEER LANDSMANNSCHAFT IN DEUTSCHLAND

35 JAHRE GOTTSCHEER LANDSMANNSCHAFT IN DEUTSCHLAND
35th Anniversary of the Gottscheer societies in Germany, 1987
Hardcover, 272 pages, many photographs
German
Anniversary edition includes the history of the Gottscheer community in Germany, as well as many informative articles and statistics on the former linguistic island Gottschee.

 ###   DŰ HOSCHT LAI OIN HOIMӦT

DŰ HOSCHT LAI OIN HOIMӦT
Slovenian-Gottscheer Verein, Ljubljana, 2002
Softcover, 48 pages
Gottscheerisch with Slovenian, standard German and English translation
Songbook of 20 Gottscheer dialect folksongs, text and music

 ###   A TRIP THROUGH GOTTSCHEE

A TRIP THROUGH GOTTSCHEE
A film by Msgr. Joseph Trapp, 1936

Gottscheer Relief Association Inc., 1999
Videocassette, ca. 60 min.
Narrated in English
This film of 1936 shows many villages and people in Gottschee.  The added sound track features the Gottscheer Choir of New York with a selection of Gottscheer dialect songs

 ###   GOTTSCHEE JOURNEY:  LISTENING TO THE GHOSTS

GOTTSCHEE JOURNEY:  LISTENING TO THE GHOSTS
Maximilian M. Mische
Gottscheer Research and Genealogy Association, 1995
Softcover,  40 pages, some photographs
English

Intro:  "Even though the trip to Gottschee (Kocevje) was a year ago, it is as vivid now as when we were there.  This is largely because going to the ancestral "Laendchen" involved something approaching a sacred obligation.  Once there, we profoundly sensed the presence of our Gottscheer forebears who had labored and endured in a hostile environment over the centuries.  For some of us, our sojourn also gave rise to complex feelings due to the region's recent upsurge in nationalism and to the fateful blow dealt the Gottscheers during the last war.   There was something unspoken, uneasy-making in the air.  After all, like myself, several group members were painfully aware of parents who had "lost the Gottschee" and never have forgotten it....  "

###   DAS VERLORENE ALBUM DES FOTOGRAFEN

Das verlorene Album des Fotografen
(
Izgubljeni Album o Fotografu Kocevju...)
by Matjaz Matko
published in Ljubljana, 2008
Slovenian, with German supplement

###   DIE HEIMAT KOPRIVNIK
Die Heimat Koprivnik
(bila je to lepa vas)
(Nesseltal, a beautiful village this used to be)
by Matjaz Matko
published in Ljubljana, 2006
Slovenian and English, plus German supplement

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