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Title Oral History with Hanns Skoutajan
Date 22 Oct 2003
Document Type Oral History (Audio)
Name Skoutajan, Hanns
Interviewer Schwinghamer, Steven
Date of Recording 22 Oct 2003
Duration 00:05:22
Reference 03.10.22HS
Library / Archive Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
Description Hanns Skoutajan arrived from Czechoslovakia via Britain in 1939. He relates his experiences of migrating to Canada after his father became an anti-fascist activist during the 1930s and 1940s. Hanns explains how his family slipped out of Austria after the German invasion of the Sudetenland and came to England before boarding a Cunard liner for Canada.
Theme(s) Displaced Persons and Refugees; Departures: Port Conditions and Organisation
Country (from) Austria; Czech Republic; Great Britain
Country (to) Canada
Places Prague, Czech Republic; Scotland; Ontario, Canada
Ports Halifax, Nova Scotia, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Nationality Austrian; German; Czech
Ships SS Samaria
Keywords politics, fascism, Nazis, refugee, Cunard Line, railway, farming, border, passport
Language English
Copyright Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21