Hungarian interview - George Egri

MHSO, and Magda Zalan, Hungarian interview - George Egri, 1978.

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Creator MHSO
Magda Zalan
Title Hungarian interview - George Egri
Published MHSO, and Magda Zalan, Hungarian interview - George Egri, 1978.
Identifier nlc-bnc.bvas.nlc-bnc.bvas.hungarian.35
Subject Egri, George
Hungarian Canadian
Oral history
Language English
Media Audio
Contributor Alouette Canada
Description George Egri talks about his decision to leave Hungary following the 1956 Revolution. He escaped to Vienna and then applied for an immigration visa to come to Canada. When Mr. Egri and his family arrived in Canada by ship, they spoke no English. At first he took any job that he could find, but eventually was able to return to his original profession—journalism. Mr. Egri later became an editor of an ethnic newspaper in Toronto. He talks about putting out the first edition of his paper, and about his standard of living as a newspaper man. Although he works primarily with other Hungarians, he feels that now he is a 'Canadian.' When asked what he would change about Canada, he replies that even though he is not satisfied with everything about this country, he would still change nothing about it.
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