Remembering Carl Lutz

Date: 
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Location: 
Various location
United States
On November 10-11, 2020 we will showcase, through a variety of presentations, the life and legacy of Carl Lutz and Diplomatic Rescue in the Holocaust.
 
We are planning to host international experts and guests including Agnes Hirschi, Carl Lutz’ stepdaughter and President of Carl Lutz Society. 
 
Life and legacy of Carl Lutz and Diplomatic Rescue in the Holocaust
 
Welcoming from City of Philadelphia, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and International Consuls
 
Key speakers:
  • Opening remarks by Governor Edward Rendell
    Edward Rendell served two terms as Governor of Pennsylvania (2003-2011) and two terms as Mayor of Philadelphia (1992-2000)
  • Markus Börlin, Ambassador & Consul General, Consulate General of Switzerland, New York (TBC)
  • Agnes Hirschi, Carl Lutz’ stepdaughter and President of Carl Lutz Society
  • Eric Saul, Founder and Executive Director, Visas for Life and Institute for the Study of Rescue and Altruism in the Holocaust (ISRAH)
World premiere screening of the documentary "Dangerous Diplomacy".
Screening of the documentary “Carl Lutz - The Forgotten Hero” and “Diplomats for the Damned”.
Introduction by Bryan Boorujy, Owner/Producer and Michael Moehring, Producer/Creative Director, Visual Legacy Productions
 
Exhibit: Visas for Life: The Righteous and Honorable Diplomats
Visas for Life: The Righteous and Honorable Diplomats is an exhibit that features the dramatic story of diplomats representing 27 countries.
 
Visit the Horwitz-Wasserman Holocaust Memorial Plaza, the site of America's first public monument to memorialize victims of the Holocaust, with Executive Director of Philadelphia Holocaust Remembrance Foundation.
 
Events and meetings locations on November 10-11, 2020:
Philadelphia City Hall, Philadelphia Holocaust Memorial Plaza, Philadelphia Film Center, National Museum of American Jewish History, University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, Swarthmore College
Categories
Topic: 
Human Rights