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The Wends In Germany and In Texas

The Wends or Sorbs of Germany are an originally Slavic group in what is now southern East Germany, in the area called Lusatia (Lausitz), around the cities of Bautzen and Cottbus. They were surrounded and infiltrated by the German expansion to the east in the middle ages, and...

Response to Lost in a Wendish Land of Legends

The Texas Wendish Heritage Society appreciates Lost In a Wendish Land of Legends, produced by class 9b of the Niedersorbisches Gymnasium school of Cottbus, Germany. Here is a video response to express our appreciation, and to provide a brief tour of our museum and the surrounding area.

Lost in a Wendish Land of Legends

An award-winning video presentation by the Cottbus High School class of Susann Pattoka. Produced during the 2011/2012 school year, this story follows a young man from Iowa by the name of Chuck as he visits Cottbus, and meets the high schoolers at the Cottbus Wendish Museum. He falls...

Wendish Easter Eggs

The Wends are Slavic-Germans who have four techniques of decorating eggs: Wax Batik, Embossed, Acid, and Scratch. The most commonly used technique in Texas is the Wax Batik. In this method, the wax design is applied to the egg with the tip of a goose feather cut into...

It Must Be The Noodles

It’s been quite a while since I’ve had time to think about our Wendish preoccupation with our heritage, our history and our specialness. In a previous column, I decided it had to be the noodles, because we are so proud of our yellow, egg-rich Wendish noodles (you can...

Serbin

How do you get to Serbin? Here are the directions Pastor Johann Kilian gave to Pastor Th. Brohm in 1870 for finding his way from New Orleans to Serbin: “When you come to Galveston go to J. Kauffman & Co. with whom I have dealt for many years....

cover art for CD titled From Wendish to German to English

Linguistic Change in Texas

This is one track from a CD produced in 2003 by the Texas Wendish Heritage Society. The narration on this track is by Dr. George Nielsen, special features editor. Contact the museum for more information or for pricing information.

Wendish Noodle Recipe

Recipe One egg One half egg shell of water (about 3 tablespoons) One and one-half to two cups of flour Beat egg and water together. Add a sprinkle of salt and enough flour to form a stiff dough. Roll out thin on a pastry cloth. Let stand to...