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Territorial Association of the Danube Swabians (Germany)

Landsmannschaft der Donauschwaben e.V.

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[Territorial Association of the Danube Swabians (Federation of Expellees, Germany)] 9:4 Image by Jens Pattke

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Jens Pattke reported in the German vexillology mailing list about the flag of one of the Landsmannschaften (territorial or country associations) of Vertriebene (refugees from former German territories or formerly German-inhabited regions in Eastern Europe). He explained that the Landsmannschaften of the Sathmar Swabians, the Banat Swabians and the Danube Swabians share the same coat-of-arms, which shows the German imperial eagle, a blue wavy fess representing the river Danube and the fortress of Temeschburg (Temesvar / Timisoara) with six towers representing the six main Danube-Swabian districts:

  • Central Hungarian Highlands
  • Swabian Turkey
  • Slavonia-Syrmia
  • Batschka
  • Banat
  • Sathmar
The fortress stands on the fertile farmland made arable and productive by the Danube Swabians and is flanked by the Islamic crescent and by the sun, a symbol for Christian faith and at the same time for Prince Eugene of Savoy (Prinz Eugen). The coat-of-arms was proposed in 1950 by Hans Diplich. The Danube Swabians place it on a plain white hanging flag.
Santiago Dotor, 12 June 2001

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