Hungarian interview - Edmund de Fay

MHSO, and Susan Papp-Zubrits, Hungarian interview - Edmund de Fay, 1979.

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Creator MHSO
Susan Papp-Zubrits
Title Hungarian interview - Edmund de Fay
Published MHSO, and Susan Papp-Zubrits, Hungarian interview - Edmund de Fay, 1979.
Identifier nlc-bnc.bvas.nlc-bnc.bvas.hungarian.42
Subject de Fay, Edmund
Hungarian Canadian
Oral history
Language English
Media Audio
Contributor Alouette Canada
Description Edmund de Fay talks about his childhood in Hungary, and the occupation of Transylvania by the Romanians following the First World War. During the interwar years, Mr. de Fay attended school and trained for a career as an Air Force Officer. He became a specialist in aerial photography during the Second World War, and served as a General staff officer. Following the war, he immigrated to Austria, near Innsbruck, and then to Germany, near Munich. He worked at a truck repair shop, and also as a pianist in a mess hall. He performed in a travelling show and later worked in a photographic shop. Mr. de Fay talks about his life as a 'Displaced Person.' He moved to Canada and worked as a photographer in Brantford and Toronto. Following the Hungarian Revolution of 1956, he was involved in refugee assistance. Mr. de Fay talks about the Hungarian House in Toronto and the purpose of its community activities in Canada. As a professional photographer, Mr. de Fay travels the world with the film crew of the United Church. He was also involved in the Hungarian (Air Force) Museum in Oshawa, and a Hungarian television program on Metro Cable. He offers his views on a new multicultural television station.
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