Bethnahrin Women’s Union serves Syriac cuisine in Pohlheim, Germany, during public event

POHLHEIM, Germany — In a vibrant celebration of Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) culture and heritage, the Bethnahrin Women’s Union (Huyodo d’Neshe d’Bethnahrin, HNB) in Pohlheim, Germany, in cooperation with Pohlheim Macht Auf (Pohlheim Opens Up), hosted a special food stall on Sunday, alongside other groups presenting traditional national cuisine. The HNB stall featured an array of dishes, including traditional Syriac cuisine.

Mayor of Pohlheim Andreas Ruck attended the event, expressing joy at meeting HNB members and commending their representation of Syriac culture. During his visit to the food stalls, the Mayor Ruck not only sampled various Syriac foods but also extended assistance to the HNB members.

Approximately a hundred attendees, including representatives from Giessen Magazine, partook in the two-and-a-half-hour event, where the ambiance was enriched with the performance of Christmas songs.

Beyond the culinary experience, visitors had the opportunity to delve into the history of the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) people and gain insights into the revolutionary struggle of the Bethnahrin National Council (Mawtbo Umthoyo D’Bethnahrin, MUB) across their homeland of Beth Nahrin (Mesopotamia) and the diaspora.

As part of the event, two copies of the book “History of the Syriacs”, translated into German, were made available for purchase, offering attendees a deeper understanding of the rich cultural tapestry and historical narratives of the Syriac (Aramean–Assyrian–Chaldean) community.