|Plage te Vjetra (Prej Fitimtaresh Humbes)|
"We have not come to avenge an old injustice
with a new one. We have come to heal old wounds. [We
Donauschwaben]...come in peace and friendship as old natives of
Vojvodina who have since become Europeans. Our ancestors came
here 200 or 250 years ago with one-way tickets to settle. We have
round-trip tickets." -- Herbert Schoen, who heads a group of an
unspecified number of Germans from Vojvodina who recently
returned on a Danube cruise to visit their former homes.
Some 200,000 Donauschwaben fled their homes in October 1944.
On 21 November of that year, the Yugoslav communists confiscated
their property and took away their citizenship.
Quoted in Deutsche Welle's "Monitor" of 23 November.