ERIC Number: ED174555
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Hungarian-Americans of South Bend.
Scherer, Darlene; Rasmussen, Karen, Ed.
Developed as part of an ethnic heritage studies program, this historical narrative of Hungarian Americans in South Bend, Indiana, is intended to increase cultural awareness and appreciation. The document is divided into three sections. Section I offers a brief history of Hungary and describes the background of the three emigrant groups; lower working class World War I refugees, upper-class professional displaced persons from World War II, and young urban upper-class Freedom Fighters of 1956. Section II discusses Hungarian American life and social development in South Bend, emphasizing differing values, social attitudes, economic opportunities, social conditions, and assimilation patterns for the three groups. The first group of immigrants established a Hungarian community based on Hungarian folk culture and festivals, churches, social clubs, political groups, benefit societies, and social centers. Later groups were more interested in rapid assimilation. Section III identifies major aspects of South Bend's Hungarian cultural heritage, including the family as a basic social and economic unit, the importance of land and home, and respect for hard work and self-reliance. A discussion of Hungarian food concludes the booklet. (CK)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., South Bend. Ethnic Heritage Studies Program.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana