Celebration of the Life and Accomplishments of Carl Lutz

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm
United States

Mid-Atlantic – Eurasia Business Council is delighted to invite you to a few events to recognize and celebrate the life and accomplishments of an often forgotten hero – Carl Lutz. His humanitarian action is considered the greatest civil rescue operation during the Holocaust. This time marks the 75th anniversary of Carl Lutz’s great feat to save over 50,000 Jews during his tenure as Vice-Consul at the Swiss Embassy in Budapest, Hungary. The first events took place on March 30, 2020 (virtual event) in celebration of Carl Lutz’s 125th Birthday and on June 30, 2020 (virtual event). We will host a virtual event on March 30, 2021, hybrid events on August 4-6, 2021, and in-person events on January 27-28, 2022, honoring Carl Lutz and Rescue in the Holocaust.

On March 30, 2021, we will host public virtual events showcasing the life and legacy of Carl Lutz and Diplomatic Rescue in the Holocaust. We will also host a 10 minute-long preview of the film “Dangerous Diplomacy” and hold a discussion with the Co-Producers and Co-Directors of this documentary. On August 4-6, 2021 & January 27-28, 2022, we will celebrate Carl Lutz’s birthday and showcase, through a variety of presentations, Diplomatic Rescue in the Holocaust, at indoor and outdoor locations in Philadelphia, including Mayor’s Reception Room in Philadelphia City Hall, and Philadelphia Holocaust Memorial Plaza. We are planning to host international experts and guests including Agnes Hirschi, Carl Lutz’ stepdaughter and President of Carl Lutz Society.

Folk Arts/Culture
Global Region: 
American (United States)