Hungarian interview - Frank Felkai

MHSO, and Anna Szakaly, Hungarian interview - Frank Felkai, 2006.

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Creator MHSO
Anna Szakaly
Title Hungarian interview - Frank Felkai
Published MHSO, and Anna Szakaly, Hungarian interview - Frank Felkai, 2006.
Identifier nlc-bnc.bvas.nlc-bnc.bvas.hungarian.104
Subject Felkai, Frank
Hungarian Canadian
Oral history
Language English
Media Audio
Contributor Alouette Canada
Description Frank Felkai was born in 1942 in Budapest. He was a student in grade 8 when the revolution happened. Was present during the Oct 23 protests and street fights. Talks about BEM Szobor protest and the crowds at the radio tower. How he and other 'Pesti Sracok' built Molotov cocktails. Frank's father was a prisoner of war in the Soviet Union following WWII. He was very politically aware as a child. His grandmother secretly listened to the BBC. Found out that they were on a list to be deported to a rural region in Hungary because they were on a political black list. Talks extensively of his role with the 'Pesti Sracok,' or young children, who took part in the fighting, building and throwing Molotov cocktails, carrying and using guns against Russian tanks. Talks about escape after revolution fails. Arrived in Canada, moved to Tillsonburg, Ontario. Eventually completed a law degree at Osgoode Hall in Toronto. Successful career as a lawyer.
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