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Whoever saves a life is considered as if he has saved an entire world

2011.05.10
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In memory of those who under the leadership of Swiss consul Carl Lutz rescued thousands from Nazi persecution. (From Jewish Quarter in Budapest)

Righteous Gentile - a true man among the people of the world - Carl Lutz has been recognized as one of the Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem.


Carl Lutz arrived to Budapest in 1942. He played an important role in the rescue activities during the persecution by issuing tens of thousands of protective documents to Jews and also claimed diplomatic immunity for 72 protected houses established around Budapest. He tried to save many victims of the Arrow Cross terror on the bank of the Danube also. The house called Glass House (Üvegház) in Vadász utca 29. was the headquarters of the Zionist youth movement which coordinated rescue and relief activities for the Jews of Budapest. There were crowds risking their own life while waiting for the Swiss safe-conduct passports in front of the house during the Holocaust.
Carl Lutz saved 62000 Hungarian Jews from death between 1942 and 1945. He died in 1975.


14 Comments
danrav A monumental hero. Someone who stepped forward, Individuals like these are owed a huge debt of gratitude from all people! Beautiful shots of very moving sculptures. Thank you for sharing them Marie.
danrav · 2011-05-10: 14:52
????? Some very good, interesting work here and memory to great CARL LUTZ, congratulations!
????? · 2011-05-10: 16:36
????? Thank you for sharing, Marie! We need more open-minded people who stand up for Truth!
????? · 2011-05-10: 17:25
finbarr Excellent post !
finbarr · 2011-05-10: 17:27
tomie great man for sure!
excellent post, very interesting!
tomie · 2011-05-10: 17:43
Jarvo A true hero. Great pot Marie.
Jarvo · 2011-05-10: 17:48
Nukee Excellent!!! :)
Nukee · 2011-05-10: 19:53
helys Great memories
Nice macros, textures
Well done
helys · 2011-05-11: 05:24
ilikethat Excellent a true hero, thank you for sharing
ilikethat · 2011-05-11: 06:05
nataliemanco Wow ...great post Marie
nataliemanco · 2011-05-11: 08:30
????? Cool sculpture, Marie, and really appreciate the varied perspectives as well.
????? · 2011-05-11: 16:44
Ryana Neat post, Marie!!
Ryana · 2011-05-12: 06:59
Lynda Great shots and commentary
Lynda · 2011-05-14: 12:07
wildduck Interesting!
wildduck · 2011-05-15: 11:04
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