Ethnic Women of Cleveland

Anna Spodnick Oral History

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Anna Spodnick interviewed by Jeanette E. Tuve September 24, 1986 as part of Ethnic Women of Cleveland

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Anna M. Spodnik was born in Cleveland, Ohio in 1914 to Hungarian immigrants. In her interview with Jeanette Tuve, Anna talks about growing up in Cleveland, meeting her husband and becoming a house wife. She was married at the age of 20 in St. Mary’s Church on Holmes Avenue. In her spare time, Anna crochets and cooks, traditional Hungarian food in particular.

Plaque of Francz Liszt in the Hungarian Cultural Garden
Girls in Hungarian dress pose next to the plaque of Francz Liszt in the Hungarian Cultural Garden, 1934.

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