Hungarian interview - Helen Schvarczkopf

MHSO, and Mary Stefura, Hungarian interview - Helen Schvarczkopf, 1981.

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Creator MHSO
Mary Stefura
Title Hungarian interview - Helen Schvarczkopf
Published MHSO, and Mary Stefura, Hungarian interview - Helen Schvarczkopf, 1981.
Identifier nlc-bnc.bvas.nlc-bnc.bvas.hungarian.95
Subject Schvarczkopf, Helen
Hungarian Canadian
Oral history
Language English
Media Audio
Contributor Alouette Canada
Description Helen Schvarczkopf was born in 1909, TurTerebes, Szatmar, Hungary. She was one of twelve children, and her father was a farmer. An older brother had immigrated to Canada previously, and in 1929 Mrs. Schvarczkopf went to join him. She was married in Welland, Ontario, in 1931 and moved to the Sudbury area and later to Copper Cliff. Mrs. Schvarczkopf recalls the early organization of Hungarian Insurance Benevolent Group and Kossuth, a leftist organization. She describes a meeting at the UKR Labour Temple on Spruce Street. There were re-organizational attempts in 1939, and the organization was renamed the Hungarian Cultural Society in 1952. She talks about the social difficulties that existed between ""old and new"" immigrants (pre- and post-World War II.) Mrs. Schvarczkopf herself did a lot of work helping immigrants who came after the 1956 Revolution, and she explains how she has tried to bridge gaps between immigrants.
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