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Title Oral History with Gabor and Janos Maté
Date 28 Feb 2014
Document Type Oral History (Video)
Name Maté, Gabor; Maté, Janos; Maté, George
Interviewer Burton, Emily
Date of Recording 28 Feb 2014
Duration 00:10:06
Reference 14.02.28GJM
Library / Archive Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
Description Gabor and Janos Maté arrived from Hungary as Jewish refugees in 1957. They describe the process of leaving Hungary for Canada during the Cold War as refugees, relate how they reached the Austrian border by train expecting to be stopped by Russian soldeirs, hiring a guide to take them across the border, bribing the border patrol and Canada's open policy for Hungarian refugees.
Theme(s) Displaced Persons and Refugees; Departures: Port Conditions and Organisation
Country (from) Hungary; Austria
Country (to) Canada
Places Budapest, Sopron, Hungary; Antau, Austria; Munich, Germany; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Ports Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Nationality Hungarian; Jewish
Keywords finance, railway, Red Cross, border, food, chocolate, health and sickness, assisted emigration, shipping, refugee, foreign occupation, Cold War
Language English
Copyright Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21