Hungarian interview - Sam Teleki

MHSO, and Magda Zalan, Hungarian interview - Sam Teleki, 1978.

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Creator MHSO
Magda Zalan
Title Hungarian interview - Sam Teleki
Published MHSO, and Magda Zalan, Hungarian interview - Sam Teleki, 1978.
Identifier nlc-bnc.bvas.nlc-bnc.bvas.hungarian.11
Subject Teleki, Sam
Hungarian Canadian
Oral history
Language English
Media Audio
Contributor Alouette Canada
Description Sam Teleki talks about his childhood growing up in the region of Transylvania (present-day Romania). He describes what life was like in his native country, and why his family decided to emigrate to North America. His family came to Canada from Europe by ship. He talks about the expectations they had for their new life, and how these compared with the reality of life in Canada. Mr. Teleki describes his first jobs upon arriving in Canada, and his first professional job as a technician in a laboratory. He later went back to school, and talks about his experiences as a university student. Mr. Teleki responds to questions about how he has become 'more Canadian.' He also shares his opinions on the social and political issues in his homeland, and the feelings of his other family members towards Hungary. He shares the moment when he first felt like a 'Canadian.' Mr. Teleki ends by talking about how he has raised his own sons in Canada.
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