Hungarian interview - Madge Axford

MHSO, and Susan Papp-Zubrits, Hungarian interview - Madge Axford, 1982.

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Creator MHSO
Susan Papp-Zubrits
Title Hungarian interview - Madge Axford
Published MHSO, and Susan Papp-Zubrits, Hungarian interview - Madge Axford, 1982.
Identifier nlc-bnc.bvas.nlc-bnc.bvas.hungarian.18
Subject Axford, Madge
Hungarian Canadian
Oral history
Language English
Media Audio
Contributor Alouette Canada
Description Madge Axford (née Fazekas), talks about her family background in Hungary and what her parents' lives were like in their homeland. Ms. Axford's mother had previously immigrated to America. Ms. Axford explains what her life was like growing up in Welland, Ontario, in a Hungarian neighbourhood. She talks about her education, and also the attitudes of teachers towards immigrant children. After finishing school, Ms. Axford entered the workforce and she lists her different jobs. She has also been involved in community activities, including the Church and the Onkepzokor. She talks about her family life, and the attitudes of the community towards girls who left home to work elsewhere. She describes her experiences of World War II. Ms. Axford talks about what knowledge of Hungarian exists in her own family.
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