43rd National Táncház Festival & Fair • 5–7 April 2024
Starting page: 30
“Bukovina, Bukovina” – Excerpts from Kóka Rozália’s book in progress. Rozália remembers back to her childhood and first years of primary school. The teachers and other children called her and other children like her, “Csángó trash” to insult them. They were given thrashings in school by the teachers. Actually Rozália was Bukovina Székely and not Csángó. The Bukovina Székely people were newcomers in the village at the time (having been relocated there into the homes of the Swabian Germans that had been deported to Germany in the wake of WWII). Obviously there was animosity between the two ethnic groups in the Hungarian village.