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translation help from German to English

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Re: translation help from German to English

Posted: 1364307077000
Classification: Query
Kathy,
There is one thing which I think you must grasp to sort this out. Until 1919 most of central Europe was ruled by three great empires, Russian, German and Austro-Hungarian. This meant that someone could be ethnically German, Polish, Hungarian, Jewish while at the same time being of "Austrian", "German" or "Russian" citizenship. The Austro-Hungarian Empire was the most confusing, spreading from the Ukraine to Italy, large lumps of the Baltic states and most of the Balkans, today's little Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Slovenia and the Czech Republic. Bohemia was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and is in today's Czech Republic. The population was a mixture of Germans/German speakers and Czechs/Czech speakers. This became part of Czechslovakia in 1919 and at the end of WW2 almost all Germans/German speakers were expelled and towns and villages used, or were given, their Czech names. A quick look throws up Hundorf twice (but no Huehnerdorf) - one being Hudcov and one Pohorske. There is a fair amount of information available and googling German-Czech place names will keep you busy for a while. However you do have to remember that quite a few "German" villages were totally abandoned and simply no longer exist. There are people with much better knowledge of this area than mine so perhaps someone else can put forward an idea - but do take a look at a map of the Astro-Hungarian Empire and you will see what I mean and get a better idea of what you are chasing, which will be in today's Czech Republic going from what you have said. Good luck anyway.
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