FLORIS, Steve




Author Tags: Jewish, War

Born in Budapest, Hungary in 1920, Floris survived the Holocaust and was later reunited with his pre-war love, Eva. They escaped Soviet-occupied Hungary and went to Austria, where they worked in UN refugee camps before immigrating to Canada. They owned and operated the Ferguson Point Tea House for many years. Escape from Pannonia recalls their their lives together. Floris' articles have appeared in The Vancouver Sun and the Desert Sun (Palm Springs.)

CITY/TOWN: Vancouver, BC

DATE OF BIRTH: September 21, 1920

PLACE OF BIRTH: Budapest, Hungary

ARRIVAL IN CANADA: Halifax on September 23, 1948

ARRIVAL IN BRITISH COLUMBIA: Vancouver on January 4, 1949

ANCESTRAL BACKGROUND: Hungarian Jewish

BOOKS:

Escape from Pannonia: A Tale of Two Survivors, Creative Connections Publishing (an imprint of Granville Island Publishing), 2002

[BCBW 2003] "War" "Jewish"