In the frames of the Russian-Ukrainian war unfolding in our neighboring country, it resembles the Second World War. Trenches, forward outposts, continuous artillery fire, and destroyed cities. In Bahmut, they even kill each other with infantry shovels, which, on the other hand, is reminiscent of the Verdun bloodbath from World War I, which meant certain death for most soldiers. Nobody is mentally or emotionally prepared for this, and one cannot be prepared for this, says Jászberényi Sándor, a journalist and war correspondent who has been to the Russian-Ukrainian front three times.
How does the journalist make his way to the Russian-Ukrainian front? Do the soldiers serving on the front open up to him? Can the fear of death be suppressed? What did he discuss with Hungarian soldiers from Transcarpathia? How credible are the reports of casualties? How does a war change an entire generation?
On April 18, Tuesday, from 17:30 onwards, we will have a discussion with Jászberényi Sándor, the war correspondent, about the Russian-Ukrainian war and what he has seen on the front, accompanied by a screening. The event will take place at the Beszélő Köntös in the city center of Kecskemét. Questions will be posed by Falusi Norbert, historian and journalist. Admission is free.
Jászberényi Sándor has reported on conflicts such as the Darfur conflict, Yemeni separatist movements, the 2009 Cast Lead Operation in the Gaza Strip, the Nigerian leprosy and tuberculosis epidemic, the 2011 Egyptian revolution, and the Libyan civil war. He has been regularly published as a writer and poet in numerous prestigious journals for over 20 years, achieving international success, with his short story collections translated into several languages worldwide. From 2013 to 2016, he was part of the editorial staff of atlatszo.hu, from 2014 to 2016, a member of 24.hu's editorial staff, and from 2016 to 2021, he worked as a freelance writer. Since 2021, he has been the editor-in-chief of The Continental Literary Magazine.