Erzsébet Andreánszky ImrányiDP Generation
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Erzsébet Andreánszky Imrányi, DP Generation
The granddaughter of an important military leader and politician during WWII, Erzsébet's family left Hungary as the end of WWII was drawing near. She was born in Austria, and her family arrived to the U.S. in 1952 when she was just three years old. Most of her memories and experiences are of growing up with a very strong Hungarian identity in the U.S. in and around New Brunswick, New Jersey. She speaks at length about the Rifle Association at the Vasváry farm in Pennsylvania, where she met her husband (a 1956 refugee) Gábor Imrányi. She also talks about her family background, which set the stage for her family's position in the U.S. after emigration.
Interviewed filmed by Andrea Lauer Rice and Réka Pigniczky in New Brunswick, NJ, in June of 2015.