44th National Táncház Festival & Fair • 4–6 April 2025
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Memories from a Bukovinan Hungarian woman’s childhood. Mrs Pál Boldizsár Orbán Anna was born in the village of Hadikfalva/Dornești in 1913, a year before WWI broke out - years of hunger and upheaval followed. It was a tough life. She tells about the period until about 1928 when she began attending the village dances. A large number of the Bukovina Hungarians were resettled in Serbia (then southern Hungary) in 1941, then because of WWII they had to flee several more times before finding more permanent homes in Hungary. As told to and documented by Szávai József in the mid 1980s in the Hungarian town of Dombóvár.