Hedvika Sfiligoj, a Slovenian immigrant who came to Cleveland in 1952, discusses her life throughout the second half of the twentieth century. Ms. Sfiligoj discusses where she worked and shopped, who she befriended and met, and where she sent her children to school. Other topics include Euclid Avenue, how Cleveland has changed, coming to the United States, and living in Slovenia as a child. She describes her early memories of the Cleveland Cultural Gardens, vandalism within the gardens, restoring the gardens, and the future of the gardens. She also briefly describes the differences between Serbs, Croations, and Slovenians. (muffled audio)
Sfiligoj, Hedvika (Interviewee)
Tardio, Patricia (Interviewer)
Cleveland Cultural Gardens series 1
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"Hedvika Sfiligoj Interview, 29 March 2005" (2005). Cleveland Regional Oral History Collection. Interview 800014.