Hungarian interview - Steve Minacs

MHSO, and Susan Papp-Zubrits, Hungarian interview - Steve Minacs, 1979.

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Creator MHSO
Susan Papp-Zubrits
Title Hungarian interview - Steve Minacs
Published MHSO, and Susan Papp-Zubrits, Hungarian interview - Steve Minacs, 1979.
Identifier nlc-bnc.bvas.nlc-bnc.bvas.hungarian.141
Subject Minacs, Steve
Hungarian Canadian
Oral history
Language Hungarian
Media Audio
Contributor Alouette Canada
Description Steve Minacs speaks about life in Hungary after World War I, and the attitude of villagers towards emigration. Mr. Minacs immigrated to Canada, living in Saskatchewan and Ontario. He talks about his first occupations in Windsor, Leamington, and Oshawa (Ontario). Mr. Minacs also talks about the first Hungarians in Oshawa and how the community began to organize itself. The community members founded a Hungarian House, Hungarian church, Hungarian soccer club, and produced amateur dramatic productions. Information is provided about his wife, Irene Minac's emigration from Hungary to Canada. Mr. Minacs talks about schooling in Oshawa, bowling teams, a culture club, the House Munrás movement, and other activities within the Hungarian community. Mr. Minacs speaks about the arrival of post-World War II Hungarian immigrants, called 'DPs,' and those who arrived following the 1956 Hungarian Revolution. Mr. Minacs talks about the use of the Hungarian language in Czechoslovakia and Canada, a return trip that he made to Hungary, aid provided for refugees in 1956. He concludes by sharing his views on his homeland and speculating on the future.
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