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The Wendish Research Exchange

Our mission is to document the Wendish/Sorbian experience through research, information exchange, collaboration, and the promotion of related projects.

The Wendish Texans

The Institute of Texan Cultures has produced numerous books and exhibits about the various ethnic groups in the state, and The Institute’s annual Texas Folklife Festival further shows evidence of cultural diversity to hundreds of thousands of visitors. But, of all the ethnic groups represented, the Wends are...

In Search of a Home – Nineteenth-Century Wendish Immigration

In the previous century a large portion of the smallest of the Slavonic nations left their German homeland and migrated to three distant continents. The Wends, or Sorbs, were seeking–what? Fortune? Religious freedom? Land for their children to farm? George R. Nielsen, in this revised edition of his...

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Folklore and Festivals of the Wends

Birds’ Wedding (Ptači kwas •• Vogel Hochzeit) In the evening before January 25 children would place empty plates outside and the next morning would find the plates filled with candy or cookies supposedly left for them by the birds, who were said to be celebrating their wedding and...

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Wendish Heritage Society of Australia

Our Society exists to collect, preserve and research Wendish and German family history, culture and heritage. All who share this heritage by birth, marriage or simply by common interest are welcome to join.

Worldwide Wendish Connection

Our mission is to connect the Wendish (Sorbian) people and their descendents around the globe through a variety of methods not least of which is basic information.