Hungarian interview - Joseph Jager

MHSO, and Susan Papp-Zubrits, Hungarian interview - Joseph Jager, 1978.

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Creator MHSO
Susan Papp-Zubrits
Title Hungarian interview - Joseph Jager
Published MHSO, and Susan Papp-Zubrits, Hungarian interview - Joseph Jager, 1978.
Identifier nlc-bnc.bvas.nlc-bnc.bvas.hungarian.132
Subject Jager, Joseph
Hungarian Canadian
Oral history
Language Hungarian
Media Audio
Contributor Alouette Canada
Description Joseph Jager emigrated from Hungary to Canada in 1928. He describes his route of migration, and also his time living in Montreal before he moved to Toronto. Mr. Jager talks about the activities of the Hungarian Catholic church in Toronto, including: a drama troupe, renovations, and participation in the centennial celebrations in Toronto in 1934. Mr. Jager also talks about a Hungarian school in Toronto. He compares the Hungarian immigrants known as 'DPs' (Displaced Persons), who came to Canada after World War II, and those who came following the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. Mr. Jager talks about his son's marriage and a visit to Hungary in 1969. He speaks about the priests at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Church in Toronto, and also of the free labour done by its parishioners. Mr. Jager also gives information about Hungarian House, on College St, and the local chapter of the Brantford Hungarian Mutual Benefit Society. Mr. Jager gives his views on communism, and also the future of the Hungarian community in Canada.
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