This year's presentation for the production of Personal History addresses the theme of security. This year, 17 young people from Budapest took on the task of five elderly women who lived through the Holocaust – Tamásny Vera Sékeris, Olga Sólyom DOC, Katalin Sommer, Magda Széclay, Janosny Marta Ciofalvi – tracing their own experiences and memories, processing the stories they heard from them, and searching for the answer to what security means. In the past and what is expressed today in the theatrical work that links the past and the present.
The performance will be shown only twice at the Milestone Institute. On January 27, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, and on January 28 at 7 p.m.
Producing Personal History, which began five years ago, is a program for high school students that encourages community creation, helping young people learn about the tragedy of the Holocaust firsthand by meeting survivors and people who lived at that time and hearing their stories. This year's performance was made possible with the support of the Municipality of Erzsébetváros, Ittés Most Társulat, JCC Budapest – Bálint Ház, the Dutch Jewish Humanitarian Fund, Theater na de Dam, and the Milestone Institute, in partnership with the SVUNG Research Group.
It was created under the supervision of director Viola Callos and production manager Gerjo Borbas, Andrea Antal, Sara Juliana Balogh, Marton Piki, Luka Czernischke, Levente Dorsonczky, Imara Ekiodoko, Emma Valos, Rebecca Foldi, Sarah Gergely-Zazi, Flora Haršeji, Benjamin Kekesi, and Dzinifer. Luczó, comes alive on stage thanks to performances by Dóra Réka Nagy, Emma Rákóczi, Zsófia Szabó Nikoletta, Levente Szmolka and Anna Vitai.