Hungarian interview - Martin Seregelyes

MHSO, and Monika Berenyi, Hungarian interview - Martin Seregelyes, 2006.

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Creator MHSO
Monika Berenyi
Title Hungarian interview - Martin Seregelyes
Published MHSO, and Monika Berenyi, Hungarian interview - Martin Seregelyes, 2006.
Identifier nlc-bnc.bvas.nlc-bnc.bvas.hungarian.63
Subject Seregelyes, Martin
Hungarian Canadian
Oral history
Language English
Media Audio
Contributor Alouette Canada
Description Martin Sergelyes was born in Austria, in 1946. His father immigrated to Canada in 1948. Mr. Sergelyes recalls the death of Stalin, the AVO house search, Radio Free Europe. He offers his perspectives on the world as a child. He discusses school folk songs, the symbolism of Kossuth cimer, and remembers in 1956 when his class burned Stalin's picture. He talks about communism and fear and how this affected people in Hungary. He remembers the arrival of Russian soldiers passing through the Great Plain. Mr. Sergelyes left for England, and attended school in Worcester, before immigrating to Canada in February 1957. He travelled from Montreal to Toronto and then to Hamilton. Mr. Sergelyes discusses his integration into Canadian culturem and also how he maintained his Hungarian hertiage.
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