Hungarian interview - Joseph Cselenyi

MHSO, and Magda Zalan, Hungarian interview - Joseph Cselenyi, 1978.

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Creator MHSO
Magda Zalan
Title Hungarian interview - Joseph Cselenyi
Published MHSO, and Magda Zalan, Hungarian interview - Joseph Cselenyi, 1978.
Identifier nlc-bnc.bvas.nlc-bnc.bvas.hungarian.31
Subject Cselenyi, Joseph
Hungarian Canadian
Oral history
Language English
Media Audio
Contributor Alouette Canada
Description Joseph Cselenyi explains how, when and why he immigrated to Canada from Hungary. Mr. Cselenyi escaped Hungary by going through Beureuth (Austria.) He shares his first impressions of Toronto, and explains how he reacted to the much freer atmosphere in Canada. The first job that he had in Toronto was working in interior design. He describes how he got back to his original chosen profession—theatre. Mr. Cselenyi decided to combine interests and works in both fields. At the time of this interview he was teaching theatre art at Ryerson Polytechnical Institute (now Ryerson University), in Toronto. Mr. Cselenyi talks about how he has coped with learning English. He then describes where he lives in the city and how he was able to buy his house. Mr. Cselenyi's wife owns her own restaurant downtown, and his son is a student of architecture. When asked about his hopes for the future, Mr. Cselenyi says that he has none, because he has already gotten everything from this country that he ever hopes to get.
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