A memorial was held in Almaty, Kazakhstan by the Jewish umbrella organization 'Mitsva' on the occasion of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
In collaboration with the Consulate-General of Hungary in Almaty a reception was hosted at the House of Friendship of the Assembly of the People of Kazakhstan, at which more than 100 persons took part, including politicians from Kazakhstan, senior diplomats accredited there, and leaders of other faith communities.
A highlight of the event was the opening of the exhibition 'Unforgotten fates of the 20th century' by the Consulate General of Hungary. It tells a history of thirty prominent people, mostly Hungarian Jews, scientists and artists, whose lives dramatically changed by the developments in Europe in the 1930s and 1940.
Among them are figures as the writers Miklós Radnóti and Lajos Biro, the scientists Janos Harsanyi and Imre Brody, the composer Imre Kalman, the actor Károly Khusar, the filmmaker Sandor Korda and the football player Jozsef Brown. The exhibition also features the biography of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg, who saved the lives of tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust.
Photos: Anton Reznik