Hungarian interview - Mrs. Blasko

MHSO, and Carmela Patrias, Hungarian interview - Mrs. Blasko, 1977.

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Creator MHSO
Carmela Patrias
Title Hungarian interview - Mrs. Blasko
Published MHSO, and Carmela Patrias, Hungarian interview - Mrs. Blasko, 1977.
Identifier nlc-bnc.bvas.nlc-bnc.bvas.hungarian.41
Subject Blasko, Mrs.
Hungarian Canadian
Oral history
Language English
Media Audio
Contributor Alouette Canada
Description Mrs. Blasko describes her childhood in Hungary. Her family had relatives in Canada, which influenced their decision to emigrate from Hungary to Canada. Mrs. Blasko talks about her initial disappointments upon arriving in Canada. Her first job in Toronto was working as a dressmaker for Buchanan & Sinclair, on Spadina Avenue. She eventually made the decision to work from home, because she was unable to find suitable care for son. Mrs. Blasko talks about the Independent Mutual Benefit Federation theatre group. Mrs. Blasko's husband was the General Secretary of the IMBF, although she was unwilling to discuss his involvement with the Federation. Mrs. Blasko also talks about the Hungarian immigrants who arrived following the 1956 Revolution.
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