The SAJBD Gauteng Council hosted an evening with the Hungarian Embassy and JHB Holocaust & Genocide Centre to commemorate the beginning of the year commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Holocaust in Hungary. November is also the 75th anniversary of Kristallnacht. This featured an evening of traditional Hungarian food such as Hungarian Goulash and Cucumber & Dill cold soup. Hungarian music was played and enjoyed by all, the music was by composer Emmerich Kalman whose works were banned by the Nazis because he was Jewish. The movie Fateless was screened and was a very emotional experience for the audience and particularly Holocaust survivor Veronica Phillips. We were honoured to have representatives from various embassies including Ambassador Laszlo from Hungary, Germany, Italy, Austrian, Canadian & Israeli Ambassador Lenk.
Speakers were Ambassador Laszlo, Wendy Kahn, Tali Nates
Catering : Shelley Geffen
Wine : Yehuda Stein
Photography : Ashleigh Sacks
Coordinator : Jenni Fearnley SAJBD