I came across your name in the forums here and you seem very knowledgeable about the Serbian region and it’s history.
I was wondering if you could provide some information about the village; Banatski Brestovac where my mother, Elizabeth Karch was born in 1930 and left the area in 1945.My sisters from Canada plan to visit Serbia this week and hope to visit her village. I have two questions that I hope you have the time and knowledge to answer.
1. We are wondering about the German population living there until late 1944 when the Germans were put in to interment camps. Are there any remaining landmarks such as the Catholic church, school, and cemetery from that period? I’ve found the village on Google maps but we are unable to tell if these landmarks remain.
2. My mother would like to know about the agreement between Germany and the Tito Government regarding the repatriation of the Germans who had survived the camps and remained in that area. She recalls that these Germans were re-installed in Germany around 1950 and compensated for their property by the German government. Could you provide some insight into this part of history or at the very least confirm these details.
Thank you very much for your response. Tanya Bogucki