Hungarian interview - Joseph Kohari

MHSO, and Susan Papp-Zubrits, Hungarian interview - Joseph Kohari, 1979.

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Creator MHSO
Susan Papp-Zubrits
Title Hungarian interview - Joseph Kohari
Published MHSO, and Susan Papp-Zubrits, Hungarian interview - Joseph Kohari, 1979.
Identifier nlc-bnc.bvas.nlc-bnc.bvas.hungarian.87
Subject Kohari, Joseph
Hungarian Canadian
Oral history
Language English
Media Audio
Contributor Alouette Canada
Description Joseph Kohari explains his reasons for leaving Hungary, his country of birth. He moved to England, and talks about his life there from 1948-1957. Dr. Kohari worked as a physician in both England and Canada. He gives his first impressions of the Hungarian community in Toronto, and notes the differences between various waves of immigrants. Dr. Kohari talks about the founding of the United Hungarian Fund (UHF), including its purposes, goals, and lottery. Dr. Kohari explains the joint work of UHF and Rákoczi Foundation. Some of the activities of these groups included a nursery school, retirement home, Hungarian schools, and Hungarian professional and business directories. He also talks about the youth chapter of United Hungarian Fund, the Canadian Committee for Hungarian Heritage, scholarships, and scholastic competitions. Dr. Kohari talks about his own contributions to these groups and also speculates on the future of such organizations and activities.
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