Hungarian interview - Nicholas Korponay

MHSO, and Susan Papp-Zubrits, Hungarian interview - Nicholas Korponay, 1978.

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Creator MHSO
Susan Papp-Zubrits
Title Hungarian interview - Nicholas Korponay
Published MHSO, and Susan Papp-Zubrits, Hungarian interview - Nicholas Korponay, 1978.
Identifier nlc-bnc.bvas.nlc-bnc.bvas.hungarian.135
Subject Korponay, Nicholas
Hungarian Canadian
Oral history
Language English
Media Audio
Contributor Alouette Canada
Description Nicholas (Miklos) Korponay gives information about what his life was like living in Hungary. He also recalls partisan activities during World War II: ""Kopjasok."" Mr. Jager left Hungary in 1945 and moved to Austria. Mr. Korponay also mentions a Hungarian Veterans Association. He immigrated to Canada in 1951, and talks about the first jobs that he had in Toronto. He also describes Hungarian community activities in Toronto, and the establishment of Rákoczi. Mr. Korponay talks about the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and the resulting immigration of refugees to Canada. He describes the community's reaction at the time, and compares the postwar immigrants with those who came in 1956. Mr. Korponay also discusses the issue of language retention. Mr. Korponay talks about his work at the Metro Toronto Emergency Measures organization. He goes into more detail about the activities of Rákoczi: the Association, Historical Society, Memorial Society and the Foundation. The interview concludes with Mr. Korponay speculating on the future of Hungarian community in Canada.
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