Carl Lutz

Carl Lutz

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Carl Lutz (b. Walzenhausen, 30 March 1895; d. Berne,12 February 1975) was the Swiss Vice-Consul in Budapest, Hungary from 1942 until the end of World War II. He helped save thousands of Jews from deportation to Nazi Extermination camps during the Holocaust. He is credited with saving over 62,000 Jews. He was awarded the title of Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem in 1965. Lutz immigrated at the age of 18 to the United States, where he was to remain for more than 20 years. After working in Illinois and then studying at Central Wesleyan College in Warrenton, Missouri, Lutz went to work in 1920 at the Swiss Legation in Washington. He continued his education at George Washington University, where he received a bachelor's degree in 1924. During his time in Washington, DC, Lutz lived in Dupont Circle. After serving as chancellor at the Swiss Consulates in Philadelphia and St. Louis from 1926 to 1934, Lutz's more than 20-year sojourn in the United States ended with his assignment as vice-consul to the Swiss Consulate General in Jaffa, in what was then Palestine.show more

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  • Paperback | 148 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 227g
  • Log Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136593874
  • 9786136593876