The last Saxons from Kleinalisch
The family came 800 years ago and survived all the shifts of time – Hitler, the Communists, Ceausescu. But the Krestels are now among the last Transylvanian Saxons (Siebenbürgener Sachsen) in Kleinalisch. All the rest have turned their backs on their life in poverty in Romania. In 2007 just 15,000 Transylvanian Saxons lived in Romania; in 1930 they numbered 300,000.