German "Language Islands" in vincinity of Bruenn
In the fertile plain South and Southeast of Bruenn, were the villages of Priesenitz, Moedritz, Schoellschitz and Morbes, which inhabitants were mostly German farmers and gardeners. The German names of these towns villages can only be found on older maps, as they were replaced with Czech names in 1945/46, after the Germans were expelled. They were changed to:
Pøizøenice Modøice ®ele¹ice and Moravany
They encompassed at that time an area of 13.5 km by 7 km.
The expelled inhabitants of these language island formed a union in Germany. The name of their actual chairman is Gottfried Kellner and he resids at Phil.Schmitt-Str.36 in D-69207 Sandhausen.
This club collected everything they could get from the old homeland and placed it in a museum in the castle of Erbach near Ulm, which is managed by Inge and Horst Biefel, Graf-Zeppelin Str.9 in D-89155 Erbach.
In 1931, the census showed the following:
people of those
71 % Germans Moedritz 2509
71 % " Schoellschitz 1115 " 88 % " Morbes 704 " 76 % "
The main occupation in these municipalities was farming and vegetable cultivation, i.e. Moedritz was very famous for its cabbage and as a product of it of its “Sauerkraut”. Some of the products were also canned. In Schoellschitz they also had a famous tree – nursery, the “Viktoria Baumschule”.More detailed information is available in the German version under “Sprachinsel”.