Celebration of the Life and Accomplishments of Carl Lutz and Diplomatic Rescue in the Holocaust

Date: 
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 - 5:30pm
Location: 
1600 Market St Suite 1320,
Philadelphia,, PA 19103
United States

 The Mid-Atlantic - Eurasia Business Council are 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 of Jews during the Holocaust. 2022 will mark the 80th anniversary of Carl Lutz’s arrival in Hungary, followed by the great feat to save over 50,000 lives from the Holocaust during his tenure as Vice-Consul at the Swiss Embassy in Budapest.We will host a virtual/hybrid event on March 30, 2022, and hybrid/in-person events on August 24-29, 2022 and January 27-31, 2023 honoring Carl Lutz and Rescue in the Holocaust. On March 30, 2022, we will celebrate Carl Lutz’s birthday and host virtual/hybrid event showcasing the life and legacy of Carl Lutz and Diplomatic Rescue in the Holocaust.In August 2022 and January 2023, we will 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 will also host a full-screening of the film "Dangerous Diplomacy" and hold a discussion with the Co-Producers and Co-Directors of this documentary. We are planning to host international experts and guests including Agnes Hirschi, Carl Lutz’ stepdaughter and President of Carl Lutz Society.

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