MHSO, and Monika Berenyi, Hungarian interview - Zoltan and Cecilia Lamperth, 2006.
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|Title||Hungarian interview - Zoltan and Cecilia Lamperth|
|Published||MHSO, and Monika Berenyi, Hungarian interview - Zoltan and Cecilia Lamperth, 2006.|
Lamperth, Zoltan and Cecilia
|Description||In this joint interview, Zoltan and Cecilia Lamperth talk about their early lives in Hungary before they immigrated to Canada. Mr. Lamperth begins by describing the crisis in Hungary following World War II. He talks about Radio Sopron, the university environment, and his escape with wife to Austria, Italy, and then to Canada. Mr. Lamperth gives a detailed description of Hungarian Scouting movemen, as a a free army of Hungarian International Youth. They are free of communist contamination and fully endowed with history, culture, language of historic Hungary. Mr. Lamperth is very happy to be in Canada. Mrs. Lamperth's family was in trouble after WWII because they owned property, and were therefore considered 'Kulaks' (wealthy peasants, and therefore class enemies under communism.) Her father was a Vitez. She talks about Komarom activity, story of escape, Sopron university activities and youth movements. Mrs. Lamperth talks about when they first arrived in Canada by boat, and how it was initially very hard to become intergrated. Mrs. Lamperth established and chaired the Hungarian school in Hamilton for 12 years, while her husband Zoltan ran the Hungarian Catholic Scouting Association at St. Stephen of Hungary Church.They are dedicated community volunteers. They say that they are proud to be in Canada and that they have preserved their Hungarian heritage. Mr. and Mrs. Lamperth agree that the 1956 Revolution changed their lives forever.|