An exclusive screening of an award-winning documentary "The Rescuers" uncovering the largely unknown stories of 13 heroic and courageous diplomats who, at tremendous personal cost, saved tens of thousands of Jews during World War II. With emmy award-winning director Michael W. King and Arthur Berger of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum.
Ambassador Szapáry visited the West Coast during the first weeks of the New Year. As part of his program he participated the Annual Conference of the American Economic Association in San Diego. He visited the Hungarian communities both in San Diego and Los Angeles. The Ambassador has met representatives of the AJC, ADL and the Simon Wiesenthal Center and had a meeting with Leroy De Baca Sheriff of the Los Angeles County.
Ambassador Szapáry concluded a three day visit to Massachusetts, where he met Governor Deval Patrick, visited Hungarian communities in Bedford and Boston, and met representatives of Boston based biotech and pharmaceutical companies, incubators and accelerator houses.
Award-winning Chef Viktor Merényi's culinary sessions continue at the Amabssador's residence. This time with a special christmas menu featuring duck rillettes and goose liver brulée served with roasted chestnut coulis and homemade „pogácsa”, Hungarian fish soup served with homemade “derelye", Phyllo-wrapped oven baked rack of lamb dressed with cauliflower foam, mushroom and crisp potato galette and a Hungarian Christmas dessert assortment
(bejgli, zserbó, mini képviselőfánk).
Hungarian Honorary Consuls came from all across the U.S. for an annual meeting in Washington to coordinate outreach to the Hungarian American communities.
The Embassy hosted an incredible folk dance (Táncház) party with live music by lead violinist Orbán László [Forrás Band]. Along with Goat-Bagpipe, Viola, peasant-flute player, Miklós Lajos – Lecsó [Forrás Band]. Dulcimer, viola, taragott player George Petran [Életfa Band] with Zsuzsanna Seres-Petran [Életfa Band] singing.
On the evening of November 13th several friends came to the book party hosted by HE György Szapáry, Ambassador of Hungary, Mrs. Debbie Dingell, wife of Congressman John Dingell, Michigan Democrat, Honorable Alan Greenspan, Former Federal Reserve Chairman and his wife Mrs. Andrea Mitchell, NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent for their friend Dr. Marina von Neumann Whitman, who recently released her memoir, „The Martian’s Daughter”.
Gala Dinner Commemorating the 56th Anniversary of the
Revolution and Freedom Fight of 1956 & Celebrating 90 years of diplomatic relations between Hungary and the United States at the U.S. Institute of Peace on October 18, 2012.
The Embassy hosted a half-day roundtable discussion with leaders of the Hungarian American community to discuss the most important issues related to the diaspora's needs.
On October 19th, the Embassy hosted its annual reception commemorating the 1956 Revolution and Freedom Fight. Mr John Lipsky former IMF Deputy Manager was keynote speaker and Foreign Minister Martonyi sent a video message to the participants.
HE. Ambassador György Szapáry accompanied by Deputy Under Secretary of Defense Mr. David Sedney, Foreign Policy Advisor Mr. Phillip Skotte and Defense Attaché Colonel Zoltan Bóné visited Mr. Jeffrey Lodinsky U.S State Department diplomat at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
Ambassador György Szapáry has visited the 6th Hungarian Festival in Sarasota organized by the Hungarian Global Friendship Foundation. The Ambassador accepted the invitation of the Kossuth Club, an organization representing Hungarians and attended their banquette. He also visited the Petőfi Club in Venice another organization of the Hungarian community. The Ambassador took part in the October 6th commemoration, to honor the martyrs of Arad. Thirteen military leaders and Lajos Batthyány first Prime Minister of Hungary were executed for their role in the 1848-49 freedom fight.