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Gottschee (Slovene: Kočevsko) refers to a former German-speaking region in Carniola (German: Krain), a crownland of the Habsburg Empire, part of the historical and traditional region of Lower Carniola (German: Unterkrain), now in Slovenia. The region has been a county, duchy, district, and municipality during various parts of its history. The term often also refers to the entire ethnolinguistic enclave regardless of administrative borders. Today Gottschee largely corresponds to the Municipality of Kočevje. The original German settlers of the region are called Gottschee Germans or Gottscheers, and their German dialect is called Gottschee German or Gottscheerish.

Displaced Persons



Military Records

Most Gottscheer men who served in the Austrian army enlisted in the old 43rd Infantry Regiment (disbanded in 1810) or later in the 17th Infantry Regiment.



  • Pöllandl
  • Tschermoschnitz
  • Unterwarmberg

Parish Registers

Left-side (l.s.) pages and right-side (r.s.) pages of parish registers are filmed in separate sequences.




  • Taufen 1826-1897 l.s. r.s.
  • Taufen 1898-1941 (microfilm only)

  • Heiraten 1827-1897 (microfilm only)
  • Heiraten 1898-1932 (microfilm only)
  • Heiraten 1933-1941 (microfilm only)

  • Tote 1826-1902 l.s. r.s.
  • Tote 1903-1941 l.s. r.s.

  • Familienbuch (microfilm only)

Resettlement List 1941