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In the inhuman situation of being at the mercy of the Ukrainian war in Transcarpathia, which is home to hundreds of thousands of ethnic Hungarians, the Vienna “Europa”-Club immediately extended humanitarian aid. Together with the International Danube Philharmonic Orchestra, it will organize a benefit concert for the support of the children on May 24 in the ballroom of the Hungarian Embassy in Vienna. They cordially invite everyone to the event.
This article was originally published on our sister-site, Ungarn Heute.
The Foundation for Berehove (Beregszászért Alapítvány) is currently collecting donations, especially intended to help the orphans and children in difficulty in and around the area of the Ukrainian town of Berehove (Beregszász).
We have already reported how great the need is in the region, with the help of our correspondent at Ungarn Heute.
The Foundation, which is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its creation, emphasizes in its invitation to the benefit concert that its top priority is to provide moral and financial support to the Hungarians in Beregszász and the surrounding area in preserving their national identity. Its aim is also to maintain the Hungarian character of Beregszász (as the spiritual and geographical center of the Hungarians in Transcarpathia), to preserve the historical and cultural values of the region and contribute to its development.
Árpád Dalmay, whom many revere as an advocate of Hungarian affairs in Transcarpathia, was born in Beregszász in 1947 and now lives in the eastern Hungarian town of Nyíregyháza. As the chairman of the Beregszász Foundation, he successfully works for the preservation of the past and the beautification of the town’s image. The foundation supports schools in Beregszász, the Gábor Bethlen Grammar School, the Lajos Kossuth Lyceum and the people in need who remained at home and did not flee the war-torn country.
In the current situation of war, the Board of Trustees of the Beregszász Foundation calls for urgent support, primarily for the orphans, half-orphans and sick high school students of Beregszász High School who have fallen into difficult situations.
The “Europa”-Club in Vienna also received a separate list with the names of children in need from the director of the grammar school.
The concert of the “International Danube Philharmonic Orchestra” will take place on May 24 at 7 p.m. at the Embassy of Hungary in Vienna.
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