Lel Somogyi of the Hungarian Cultural Garden discusses the garden's history and his involvment with the Cleveland Cultural Gardens Federation. Somogyi describes the garden's development within the historical context of Cleveland's Hungarian community, as well as within the context of American history and culture, and global political events. Somogyi's father was a member of the Hungarian Parliament prior to World War II, and came to the United States as a political refugee as the war heightened. Somogyi remains involved in Hungarian ethnic activities in the Cleveland area and maintains a website dedicated to the Hungarian Garden (http://www.hungarianculturalgarden.org).
Somogyi, Lel (interviewee)
Rotman, Michael (interviewer)
Cleveland Cultural Gardens series 1
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"Lel Somogyi Interview, 20 February 2009" (2009). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 800048_801001.