Manuscripts/Mixed Material Interview with Daniel Szabo
Q: Sometimes it's a big job adjusting.
SZABO: Not for me. After, when I came to the United States, I had nothing to do with Hungarian groups in the U.S.
Q: Sometimes it's a real task to break away from it.
SZABO: That usually affected the older generation. My uncle, my mother's brother, had a stepson. And he was involved. He was the same age as I, he was very involved in the Hungarian community. But I would have nothing to do with it.
Q: Well then, you went to SAIS. Did you have anything in mind?
SZABO: Government service. I was very idealistic, and repaying the country that gave me safety and work for society was important for me.
Q: How did you find SAIS?
SZABO: I applied to three, four, five graduate schools, and they offered me a scholarship. I got a scholarship for one and a half years, plus the G.I. Bill.
Q: When you were in Southeast Asian Affairs, what...
SZABO: China and Southeast Asia.
Q: What was this? Just to make sure you weren't going to get back, or was this a real interest?
SZABO: No, I had developed an interest.
Q: You went to SAIS for how long?