VERITAS Research Institute for History and Archives

28 October 2017

The 2nd Carpathian Basin Szekler and Hungarian-Armenian Festival is celebrating the 380th anniversary of the arrival of the Armenians in Transylvania. Events include an exhibition (to be opened by Géza Szőcs), a roundtable discussion (made up of participants Attila Szabolcs, Member of Parliament; Judit Józsa, ceramic sculptor; Ferenc Sándor Szakács, Operations Director of the Institutio pro Educationem Transilvaniensis; and Sándor Szakály, Director of the VERITAS Research Institute for History) and an awards ceremony in which Maximiliano Gregorio Cernadas, Argentine Ambassador to Hungary, and Zsófia Zita Esztergály, President of the Armenian Council of Budapest, will bestow the János Czetz* Award upon the winning candidate for most outstanding Hungarian military officer.

Location: Horánszky utca 13, Budapest

Date: 1 PM on (Saturday), October 28th, 2017

*A Hungarian of Armenian descent, János Czetz was a military commander in the 1848 Hungarian Revolution. After Hungary’s defeat he fled the country and eventually immigrated to Argentina, where he helped found and run the first national military academy in that country, the Colegio Militar de la Nación.