Hungarian interview - John Hirsch

MHSO, and Magda Zalan, Hungarian interview - John Hirsch, 1978.

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Creator MHSO
Magda Zalan
Title Hungarian interview - John Hirsch
Published MHSO, and Magda Zalan, Hungarian interview - John Hirsch, 1978.
Identifier nlc-bnc.bvas.nlc-bnc.bvas.hungarian.68
Subject Hirsch, John
Hungarian Canadian
Oral history
Language English
Media Audio
Contributor Alouette Canada
Description John Hirsch explains how he came to Canada from Hungary. Mr. Hirsch talks about his academic studies, and his work in theatre in Hungary. Mr. Hirsch continued this work in Canada, and was involved in organizing the first professional theatre in Winnipeg. He recalls what he knew about Canada prior to his immigration, and explains the amount of English that he knew then as well. Mr. Hirsch then describes his voyage from Hungary to Canada. He recalls his first impressions, and also the things that he expected from his new life. He talks about the aspects of life in a new country that he found the most difficult to accept, and also how he adjusted. Mr. Hirsch explains how he feels about life in Canada now, and whether or not he feels like an immigrant or a citizen of Canada.
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