Hungarian interview - Mr. and Mrs. John Tarr

MHSO, and Susan Galos, Hungarian interview - Mr. and Mrs. John Tarr, 1977.

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Creator MHSO
Susan Galos
Title Hungarian interview - Mr. and Mrs. John Tarr
Published MHSO, and Susan Galos, Hungarian interview - Mr. and Mrs. John Tarr, 1977.
Identifier nlc-bnc.bvas.nlc-bnc.bvas.hungarian.110
Subject Tarr, Mr. and Mrs.
Hungarian Canadian
Oral history
Language English
Hungarian
Media Audio
Contributor Alouette Canada
Description In this joint interview, Mr. and Mrs. John Tarr share their memories of living in Hungary as young children. Mrs. Tarr was ten years old when she and her family emigrated, and Mr. Tarr was only four years old. Mrs. Tarr recalls some customs that she remembers, including All Saints Day, Ur Napja, The Feast of Mary, Lenten customs, and Christmas. Mrs. Tarr gives an account of her early years in Canada, and also how she met her husband. Mr. Tarr talks about how his family came to settle in Quebec, and what his life was like in that province. He tells the story of how he ran away to join the army, and his experiences in World War II. In the years following, Mr. and Mrs. Tarr got married, and set up house together. They talk about their first tobacco farm, and how the Tobacco Marketing Board was set up. Mr. and Mrs. Tarr talk about some of the controversies and problems they had starting up before they achieved some success. Mr. and Mrs. Tarr offer some of their views on Canada now, on the problems of modern youth, and the problem of hostility to other (more recent) immigrants.
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