Welcome to Stories of Communism, the podcast where we discuss what life is really like for those unfortunate enough to live under communist or socialist governments. Recording from the suburbs of Wichita, Kansas, this is Erik Seligman, your host.
Today we have a guest episode, an abridged version of an interview recorded by Gyuszi Suto a few months ago, with fellow immigrant Joe Csizmazia. You may recall that Gyuszi is the author of the entertaining memoir “I Tried”, about growing up in Communist Romania, that we discussed in episodes 41 and 42. Joe contacted Gyuszi after reading that memoir, as it stirred a lot of his own memories of his early life and escape from Communist Hungary. Suto ended up interviewing Joe on his YouTube channel, and has given us permission to share his interview in this podcast as well. Now, let’s go to the interview.
This was an abridged version of the interview, focusing on aspects most topical for this podcast, but Joe shared many other hilarious stories, odd experiences, and impressive accomplishments after his emigration in the full two-hour-plus interview. You can find a link to the full interview on Gyuszi’s YouTube channel, as well as a link to Gyuszi’s memoir “I Tried”, in the show notes at storiesofcommunism.com .
And this has been your Story of Communism for today.