Burgenland, Austria Genealogy

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Until 1918, Burgenland belonged to the Hungarian part of the Austrian Hungarian Empire. At the Peace Treaty of St. Germain, in September 1919, this small area was given to Austria. Despite protests by Hungary, the annexation took effect on August 1921. Burgenland has large Croatian (15%) and Hungarian (3%) minority populations. Prior to the Third Reich, it also had large Roma (Gypsy) and Jewish minority populations (each ~3%).

Districts of Burgenland:
• Neusiedl am See
• Eisenstadt
• Mattersburg
• Oberpullendorf
• Oberwart (Hung. Felsöör)
• Güssing
• Jennersdorf

Books of interest:
• Andrew Burghardt, The Political Geography of Burgenland, 1958 -- the early history of Burgenland as an Austrian province.
• Johann Dobrovich, Volk an der Grenze (People on the Border), 1963 -- a history of the Burgenland Croat minority.

Webpages of interest: