Deutschsanktmichael, called Zillasch
Deutschsanktmichael (German St. Michael / Sânmihaiu German / Németszentmihály) is a village in Banat, which was inhabited by a German-speaking minority in Romania, the Banat Swabians.
The Banat is a region in the greater square with the rivers Marosh in the north, Tisza in the west, Danube in the south as well as the Carpathian Mountains in the east. The village is located west of the city of Timişoara (Temeswar / Temesvar) and can be reached following Romanian road 591 after passing through the villages of Freidorf, Utvin and Sânmihaiu Român (Romanian St. Michael, called Simiel). The road continues to Bobda and Cenei (Tschene).
I am a Banat Swabian. In the center of this private, non-commercial homepage I put my memories of my birthplace Deutschsanktmichael.
I dedicate these pages to all those who have made me curious since my youth with their stories and tales about the country and its people:
- my parents Katharina and Helmut Wachter,
- my grandparents Elisabeth and Dominik Wachter and Theresia and Bela Szanto,
- my great-aunt Katharina Wachter,
- my great-grandparents Marianne and Ludwig Holz,
- my great-uncles Dr. Michael Heber and Nick Holz,
- as well as Canon Dr. Johann Heber.
Last but not least, I would like to thank the Home Village Community (HOG) Deutschsanktmichael with Nikolaus Heber, as well as all Zillaschers, who have always encouraged me to create this website.
Homeland lives in our hearts and we invent it, wherever we are, every day anew!
Welcome to my homepage!