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The Forgotten Genocide Seminar

February 2010

St. Louis Community College @ Meramec, St. Louis, MO




Take a Moment to Reflect

          Many people are unaware of the political situations surrounding the genocides of post WWII in Eastern Europe.  I'm not referring to the public as much as to the people within the ethnic organizations.  Many parties occur.  These parties are events where family and friends, with the same backgrounds, come together to enjoy the food, music and dance.  Such events are a very important part of the culture.  There is another part that should be taught and viewed as important as these parties. That is the reason for which all of these organizations were established.

          As I worked on “The Forgotten Genocide Project” I ran into road blocks, not because the stories weren't there, but because people didn't want to hear about that part of their family history.  This is a painful part of the history of these organizations.  It is the history that brought them together and knowing all aspects of the history is very important, especially if the controversy is still going on today.

          The time it took to put this project together was not always happy-time; in fact, there was probably one laugh to every ten cries.  I couldn't stop because it didn't make me happy. I couldn't stop because it wasn't fun.  It can't stop being told because it's not the good part of the history associated with the clubs and organizations that exist today.  For every person who doesn't want to know about it there is one, maybe even two who do.

          Please keep this part of the history of the ethnic German cleansing alive.  Become acquainted with all parts of the history.  Teach the dances, the songs and definitely how to cook the food; but don't forget the pain. The generations that follow must know that with all the joy there was pain.  The reason the festivals are put together is to teach the good; but there must be a time to teach about the hardships.  This is the history that belongs to you and yours.  This is the history that brought these organizations to where they are today.  Don't forget: always remember where you came from.  It is what made you who you are today.


Forgotten Genocide Seminar 2010
Forgotten Genocide Conference 2011

Ann Morrison

Seminars' Links

On this Web Site



Seminar Program 1 (click image for pdf) Seminar Program 2 (click image for pdf)
Cultural Exhibit Cultural Exhibit



St. Louis

Site of the Symposium

Joseph Apt

Vice President, Donauschwaben-USA

with wife Rose

Dr. Brian (Coach) Landry, Lt Colonel USAF, 

Ph.D. and assistant professor of Leadership 

and Ethics, Air Command and Staff College 

Department of Joint Warfighting 

with Hans Kopp  Dipl. Eng. Machine and 

Machine Tools, Donauschwaben author of 

”The last Generation Forgotten and left to Die”.

He is a Survivor of the genocide  

of the Germans in Communist Yugoslavia.

     Adam Martini, Speaker and Eva Martini 

both are survivors of the genocide 

of the Germans in Communist Yugoslavia

With Adam and Magdalene Metzger 

a survivor of the genocide of the Germans 

in Communist Yugoslavia .

Claudia Jean Potts, Manager, 

South County Education  and University Center

Community College, Meramec,

St. Louis with Ron Morrison.  


Elisabeth Walter, 

Dr. Brian Landry 

and Katharina Flotz

Hans Kopp and Wilhelmine Schnichels

Hans Weiss, Artist, 

Julius Loisch both from Zipser Land  

and Wolfgang Mueller, 

Radio host in Toronto , Canada .

Hans Kopp, Claudia Jean Potts, 

Wilhelmine Schnichels, Norm Greene, 

Mrs Mary Staub, 

survivor of the Molidorf camp 

during the genocide  of the Germans 

in Communist Yugoslavia, 

Christine Mogyorody, Elisabeth Walter 

and Anita Pare

Wolfgang Mueller and Hans Kopp

Claudia Jean Potts and Anita Pare

On tour at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery,

Karen Karbiener, 

Hans Kopp,

and Wilhelmine Schnichels

Mrs. Mary Staub, 

Hans Haas 

and Wilhelmine Schnichels

At the brewery’s beer tasting, 

Wilhelmine Schnichels, Hans Kopp,

Karen Karbiener and Julius Loisch

St. Louis

Gateway to the West



Anheuser-Busch Tour

Photos Courtesy Hans Kopp

Selected Reports and Presentations


Forgotten Genocide Seminar 2010
Forgotten Genocide Conference 2011

The Making of the DVD

Report by Hans Kopp

Seminar 1


Links to Seminars' Pages

on this Web Site




Expulsion Symposium

2010  St Louis

Wilhelmine Schnichels

DS Integration/Assimilation

2010 St. Louis


Vertreibung Symposium

2010  St Louis

Some of the Seminar Speakers

With Excepts of Their Discussions

Click on Titles for the PDF Versions

Rudolf F. Pueschel, PhD


2010  St Louis


Kearn Schemm

The War Against Germans

2010  St Louis

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