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

by Eiram Marie May. 10, 2011 5026 views

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.

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Andrea 6 years, 5 months ago

Interesting!

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Lynda 6 years, 5 months ago

Great shots and commentary

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Sandra Vermeulen 6 years, 5 months ago

Neat post, Marie!!

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Natalie 6 years, 5 months ago

Wow ...great post Marie

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Roger 6 years, 5 months ago

Excellent a true hero, thank you for sharing

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Olga Helys 6 years, 5 months ago

Great memories
Nice macros, textures
Well done

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Oscar 6 years, 5 months ago

Excellent!!! :)

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Jarvo Laysell 6 years, 5 months ago

A true hero. Great pot Marie.

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Tomie Poodle 6 years, 5 months ago

great man for sure!
excellent post, very interesting!

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Finbarr 6 years, 5 months ago

Excellent post !

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