Charles (Carl) Lutz  1895-1975

Carl Lutz was a Swiss diplomat who is credited with saving the lives of 62,000 Jews in Budapest. Lutz stood up to the Nazi authorities and issued thousands of "protective letters" to Jews. He also claimed diplomatic immunity for numerous "protective houses" he established around the city.

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Memorial to Lutz

CARL LUTZ, THE UNSUNG HERO OF BUDAPEST'S JEWS
A 1994 Profile by: Tovia Preschel.

From Yad Vashem