Tag: Zipser Germans

The History Of The Zipser Germans In Central Europe

The Zipser Germans (German: Zipser/Zipser Deutsche/Zipser Sachsen) are an important historical German-speaking minority in Central and Eastern Europe, which has been living since the High Middle Ages in present-day north-eastern Slovakia and since the Modern period in northern Romania as well (i.e. in the historical regions of Maramure좙 and Bukovina/Bucovina/Bukowina/Buchenland). The Zipser Germans gained their…


The Bukovina Germans: A Community On The Verge Of Extinction

The Bukovina Germans (known in standard German as either ‘Buchenlanddeutsche‘ or ‘Bukowinadeutsche‘), or Buchenland Germans as they are also known, represent a once significant ethnic German minority which previously lived in Bukovina, a historical region situated at the crossroads of Central and Eastern Europe (nowadays divided between Suceava County in northeastern Romania and Chernivtsi Oblast…