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Victor Losa.  Photo courtesy of Glenbow Archives.Victor Losa was born in Turin, Italy in 1905 where he trained as a watchmaker.  His skills brought him to Edmonton in 1920 where he worked in a jewelry store and became the owner.  He was the Italian Consul in the 1920s and during the depression years of the 1930s.  Although he married a non-Italian, he maintained an excellent facility in the Italian language.  During his life in Edmonton, he stayed current with events in Italy, so even though he hadn't returned for a visit to Italy in over 50 years, it wasn't a culture shock.  He considers himself thoroughly Canadian - he loves Canada, it's a "rich country", yet he maintains ties with the homeland.

The interview was conducted by Sab Roncucci for the Dante Alighieri Oral History Project in 1973.

This oral history project was initiated by Sabatino Roncucci, a founder of the Dante Alighieri Society, for the purpose of documenting immigration history so that it could be shared not only with the Italian community but also the community at large.

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