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Berlitsch/Brlic, Bombeck, Alt, Kotzbeck, Wenik, Sajer

Berlitsch/Brlic, Bombeck, Alt, Kotzbeck, Wenik, Sajer

Posted: 1282327222000
Classification: Query
Styrians and Germans...where did they go?
Gačnik, Pf. Jahring bei Marburg - Drau was part of Slovenia but part of Austria/Steiremark too...back and grandmother joked one needed to look out the window each morning to see which flag was flying to know which language to speak that day. :-)

Re: Berlitsch/Brlic, Bombeck, Alt, Kotzbeck, Wenik, Sajer

Posted: 1286035131000
Classification: Query
"the look out of window" that time to see which flag was definetly at end of WW1 for being before "austrian" to be "yugoslavic" then. but of sure the look was not every day.
In 1918, after the disintegration of the Austrian-Hungarian Empire following World War I, the Duchy of Styria was divided between the newly established states of German Austria and the State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs. Rudolf Maister, a Slovene major of the former Austro-Hungarian Army, occupied the town of Maribor in November 1918 and claimed it to the State of Slovenes, Croats and Serbs. After a short fight with German Austrian provisional units, the current border was established, which mostly -- with notable exceptions such as Maribor (Marburg an der Drau) itself and other towns in lower Styria and along the new border-- followed the ethnic-linguistic division between Slovenes and ethnic Germans.
Already in December 1918, all of Lower Styria was de facto included in the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (later known as Yugoslavia). In 1922, the County of Maribor was formed, comprising most of the territory of Lower Styria, plus the Prekmurje and the Medjimurje regions. After the coup d'etat of King Alexander I of Yugoslavia in January 1929, the counties were abolished and replaced with nine Banates (Slovene: Banovina)[1]. Following the reorganization implemeted by the Yugoslav constitution of 1931, Lower Styria was incorporated in the newly established Drava Banovina, which was more or less identical with Slovenia, with Ljubljana as its capital city.
In April 1941, Nazi Germany invaded Yugoslavia and Lower Styria was annexed to the Third Reich with the aim to re-Germanize the region. After World War II, Yugoslav authority over the region was re-established and Lower Styria became an integral part of the Socialist Republic of Slovenia. Since June 25 1991, Lower Styria has been part of the independent Republic of Slovenia.<<

On the collapse of Austria-Hungary in the aftermath of World War I, the rump state of German Austria claimed all Cisleithanian Austria with a significant German-speaking population including large parts of the Styrian duchy, while the Slovene Lower Styrian part joined the State of Slovenes, Croats, and Serbs. Armed conflicts arose especially around the multilingual town of Maribor, until by the 1919 Treaty of St Germain the former duchy was partitioned broadly along ethnic lines, with two thirds of its territory (then called Upper Styria) including the ducal capital of Graz remaining with the Federal State of Austria, and the southern third of Lower Styria with Maribor passing to the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, after independence 1991 a part of modern Slovenia.

Re: Berlitsch/Brlic, Bombeck, Alt, Kotzbeck, Wenik, Sajer

Posted: 1286035793000
Classification: Query
"Styrians and Germans...where did they go?"
who didn´t like to be slavic resettled in german-lingual areas like Austria specially into the southern-states like Carinthia and Styria, some also in Germany. Others emigrated to the USA or so.

Re: Berlitsch/Brlic, Bombeck, Alt, Kotzbeck, Wenik, Sajer

Posted: 1286068119000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Berlitsch/Brlic, Bombeck, Alt, Kotzbeck, Wenik, Sajer
Thank you Mohnbauer for the enriching information.
I suspect then, my mother's people preferred to move north to Graz resettling with fellow German speaking people.
Well, I do know one important fact that brings together Upper and Lower Styria....pumpkin seed oil. :-)

Re: Berlitsch/Brlic, Bombeck, Alt, Kotzbeck, Wenik, Sajer

Posted: 1286200525000
Classification: Query
if you think descendants still would live north of Graz so look at austrian phonebook with the names.
after finding all people with the searched name in Austria refine with COUNTY and take then results for STYRIA.
but as example Austria has only one result for Bombeck, but to find in the state Tyrol in Innsbruck.
also possibilities to find the names in other states as often styrians resettled in Austria because of finding better work!

AW: Berlitsch/Brlic, Bombeck, Alt, Kotzbeck, Wenik, Sajer

Posted: 1347202340000
Classification: Query
My grandmother was named Angela Berlitsch. She lived in Bruck an der Mur and died in 1972.

Re: AW: Berlitsch/Brlic, Bombeck, Alt, Kotzbeck, Wenik, Sajer

Posted: 1387390717000
Classification: Query
Hello Ixchel,

Sorry I just found your posting.

How very exciting that your grandmother has my mother's name. There are so few Berlitsch I'm hoping we MUST be related somehow???

Do you have a family tree at all? Are any of the other names I posted in my subject line familiar to you?

Looking forward to your reply,
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