Transcript for: Elizabeth Kozma describes the difficulties of leaving Hungary for Edmonton
Se left our country in 1956, we went to the Canadian Embassy, and one of
the gentlemen come from the embassy down. He was speaking Hungarian, and then uh, he call us up, upstairs and we have a very fast time to come to Canada.
We get to Edmonton, we don't have not much and uh,
my husband didn't have a job, he don't speak the language and, and we was very disappointed you know, because that's a new country and you have to start your life all over again.
My auntie has a sister. She recommend me to go to GWG because there is lots of people
who never speak the language and, they all needed the money. So she take me there and, and they are had a translator and they are hire me.
It was hard on the beginning because I don't speak their language. Sometime I don't understand what they are meaning, you know, and sometime people was not very, very polite to you, you know.
But with other Hungarians, we go together in group and, we get by.
I was quite long time instructor and then I came supervisor in the last few years I, I would say about twenty years I was supervisor.
Some supervisor only care for, you know, how much, how much I can push out, how much I can push out.
My goal was to train the people, working like a team.
And that's important for everybody because the work is very stressful.
This was my second home; it was a very good company.
We had good, good benefits, everything, and I have a good pension.