Our 34th Bundestreffen, Which Will Take Place on
June 4, 2000, at 10am in the Forum in Ludwigsburg, is Already Casting
its Shadows. Sixty Years After the Resettlement, we Will Meet With
Ziebart, Siegmund. "Our 34th Bundestreffen, Which Will Take Place on June 4, 2000 at 10am in the Forum in Ludwigsburg, is Already Casting its Shadows. Sixty Years After the Resettlement, we Will Meet With the Motto." Mitteilungsblatt, 6 April 2000.
60 years resettlement: Remembering, strengthening existing
ties. This motto expresses clearly that our Bundestreffen doesn't
want to be an enthusiasm for fashionable nostalgia nor meetings
for formulating some political or economic demands but rather, through
reflection and communication, the tie to common roots and the sense
of bonds with the former homeland are to be addressed, as well as
the contribution to an understanding among nations. The created
ties exist not only verbally but also in reality. Thus, on many
visits to Bessarabia, we have met old friends and made new friends.
Beyond that, since then, thousands of packages with food, clothes,
medicines and hospital supplies have already been sent to the former
homeland. Furthermore, donations have made medical treatment in
Germany possible for children, who were victims of the accident
in Chernobyl, and have personally helped many residents in our former
homeland. Close ties to people in the former settlement areas of
Poland exist also. To this, the monument in Slesin is a testimony
The motto of the day becomes clear through the guests of honor.
Representatives from the embassies of the Republics of Moldova and
of the Ukraine, representatives of the arch mayor of Ludwigsburg
and its sister city, Stuttgart, as well as a choir from a Baptist
parish in Akkerman will relay welcome messages, i.e., be part of
the program. We will publish this program separately here in the
Mitteilungsblatt. The trombone choir from Enzveihingen and the choir
from Akkerman will provide the morning program. A more cultural
program is planned for the afternoon during which the choir will
participate. The Heimatmuseum will display numerous pictures and
documents at its exhibit, and present mainly Bessarabian authors.
At its large booth, the Alexanderstift will provide information
on its services, especially of its well-attended living quarters.
During lunch time, the cook of the Alexanderstift will offer samples
of Bessarabian cooking. Many lovely prices will again be awarded
at the traditional raffle. Mr. Adolf Buchfink, who prepares the
raffle with a team of the local chapter of Backnang, asks all countrymen
for monetary donations and donations-in-kind for this worthy cause.
You can send or drop off donations-in-kind at Landsmannschaft, Florianstrasse
17, 70188 Stuttgart. Please remit monetary donations with the note
raffle to the account 22 93 60 009 at the Bank of Stuttgart,
routing number 600 90 100.
This Bundestreffen will, as always, offer many people many unforgettable
and pleasant hours during which old friends are met and new friends
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