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The Sources:

"Die Protokolle der Stadt Desch"
as quoted in:
Laszlo Andras Magyar:
"Die Siebenbürgische Vampir-Krankheit"

The Case:

"Die Protokolle der Stadt Desch (Dés) erwähnen, daß in 1742 die Leichname ungarischer (!) Einwohner ausgegraben, gepfählt und verbrennt wurden, weil diese als Vampire früher mehrere Ortsbewohner umgebracht hätten. Das ist - meines Wissens nach - die einzige Angabe, wonach Personen mit ungarischen Namen in Verbindung mit Vampiren erwähnt sind."

In other words, the official acts of the town of Desch indicate that in 1742 the corpses of some Hungarian citizens were exhumed, impaled and cremated. Mr. Magyar also informs us that to his knowledge this is the only case where people with Hungarian names have been mentioned in connection with vampires.

The Date:

We have been given the year of 1742.

The Place:

Dej can be found to the West of Bistrita. "Dej" is the Romanian name, "Desch" is the German name, and "Dés" is the Hungarian name.

Possible Follow-Up:

I suggest that for a start you go find and download Laszlo Andras Magyar's fascinating article. There is a wealth of information in there. Obviously I will be much impressed if you manage to unearth the "Protokolle der Stadt Desch" and find the relevant passage.

© 2014 by Rob Brautigam - NL - Last changed November 2014

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