Hungarian interview - Dezso Kadar

MHSO, and Stadler/Szakaly, Hungarian interview - Dezso Kadar, 2006.

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Creator MHSO
Title Hungarian interview - Dezso Kadar
Published MHSO, and Stadler/Szakaly, Hungarian interview - Dezso Kadar, 2006.
Identifier nlc-bnc.bvas.nlc-bnc.bvas.hungarian.101
Subject Kadar, Dezso
Hungarian Canadian
Oral history
Language Hungarian
Media Audio
Contributor Alouette Canada
Description Dr. Deszo Kadar was born in Transylvania in 1933. He was a pharmacology student in 1956 in Szeged, Hungary. He talks about his life in Transylvania, and in Hungary after the family moved to Hungary from Romania in 1944. Events in Szeged before the revolution. Talks about the pharmacology students organizing MEFEZ, which was the organization asking for more freedom of press and freedom of speech in Szeged. Dr. Kadar believes that the students at Szeged were the ones who laid the foundation for the seeds of revolution through their request for more freedom, in particular, the students of the pharmacology department. He took an active part in the Revolution. Talks about going to Budapest, Koszeg, escaping in December of 1956 to Austria. Emigration to Canada. He already had 2 brothers living in Canada since 1948. He describes starting university again in Toronto and becoming a pharmacist, researcher and later a professor at the University of Toronto's School of Pharmacology.
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