AT least one Hungarian expatriate was determined that his country's national occasion, the 1000th anniversary of the birth of its founder King, St. Stephen, would not go unmarked last Thursday. Jozsef Gadany, a jewellery restorer, put on a one-man exhibition of rare Hungarian jewel-work at his premises in Kensington.
Mr. Gadany, who fled from Hungary during the 1956 uprising. is an engineer but security regulations do not permit him to follow his preference for atomic energy research. His grandfather was jeweller to the imperial family of AustroHungary and the exile. having learned the business when quite young found himself with a ready-made career when he settled in Britain.
Highlights of last week's exhibition were a jewelled clasp for fastening the traditional Hungarian cloak and a gilded sword. Apart from his devotion to the Hapsburgs Mr. Gadany is a keen student of history. He is working on a biography of Queen Adelaide, the consort of William IV. HOW does the Jewish Israeli "community treat its Christian minority and how does that minority regard its own position? On Thursday, September 10, Dr. Yana Malachy will tell the Religious Weekly Press Group at the headquarters of the Council of Christians and Jet,vs at Cadm,,att Gardens. Chelsea.
Dr. Ma/achy. editor of Christian Nets from Israel, a quarterly journal, is also head of the Ministry of Religious Affairs Bureau for Information to the Christian World.
He is accordingly in a position to e.splain how hard the Israeli authorities try to give informed and understanding publicity to the minority faith in their countty.