Consul General’s Visit to the States of Nevada, Utah, and Hawaii

Laszlo Kalman, the Consul General, had very successful meetings at the World Trade Centers in Salt Lake City and in Las Vegas, during the first part of April.

In the city famous for casinos, the Consul General, on the occasion of Easter and Passover, greeted the 99 year old circus director, Ferenc Czeisler, in his Las Vegas home. Mr. Czeisler is a Holocaust survivor.

On April 10th, the Hungarian diplomat congratulated the new Governor of the State of Hawaii, Mr. David Ige. The meeting was attended by Katalin Csiszar, Hawaii’s Honorary Consul, who is also a professor at the State University of Hawaii.

Laszlo Kalman, Consul General, also held a consulate day and attended citizenship ceremonies in Hawaii. He met with the Hungarian community, as well. Every Saturday evening at Waikiki Beach, Istvan Fekete arranges traditional Hungarian meals. He has done this for 30 years. A happy surprise for the Consul was the traditional Hungarian sausage casserole and potatoes with pickled cucumber.

Finally, the Consul General visited the famous painter, Imre Makk, and painter and fine artist, Eva Makk, at their home. The conversation included the possibility of Mr. Makk’s historical exhibition.

In the photograph are Professor Katalin Csiszar, Honorary Consul; David Ige, Governor of Hawaii; and Laszlo Kalman, Consul General.

Marianna Szoke / Las Vegas, NV.