The 50th Anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution was commemorated in 2006 throughout the world. Following the Revolution some 37,565 Hungarian refugees/immigrants arrived and made their new home in Canada , enriching this country's rich multicultural tapestry.
The Rakoczi Foundation, in partnership with the Multicultural History Society of Ontario , jointly launched an Oral History Project to collect, organize and preserve the personal stories and archival materials of these immigrants who came to Canada between 1956 and 1958 as a direct result of the Hungarian Revolution.
The focus of the program was for second and third generation descendants of these immigrants to interview their relatives: mothers, fathers, grandmothers, grandfathers, aunts, uncles, etc. about events that unfolded in 1956 and its aftermath. Interviews were done in Canada 's official languages as well as in Hungarian. These completed interviews and archival materials have now been catalogued and submitted to the historical website of Multicultural Canada