Carl Lutz Circle

Archive for Contemporary History ETH Zürich / Agnes Hirschi

A Sanctuary in the Storm: The Rescue of the Jews of Budapest

Special concert with the BLACK OAK Ensemble – Sunday 16 May at 11.00

Online, on the Facebook page of the Cercle Carl Lutz or to celebrate the opening of our exhibition on the shores of the lake, facing the unique Jet d’eau of Geneva.

With exceptional speeches by Ms. Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and Ms. Cherrie Daniels, U.S. Special Envoy for  Holocaust Issue, U.S.  Department of State.

An event organised by the Cercle Carl Lutz and the Communauté Israélite de Genève.

In partnership with the U.S. Mission to the UN, Geneva,  Loterie Romande,  City of Geneva, Swiss Friends of Yad Vashem, World Jewish Congress,  Swiss Federation of Jewish Communities, CICAD,  Gamaraal Foundation and  Communauté Juive Libérale de Genève.


It is estimated that more than 62,000 Jewish men, women and children were saved from certain death by the Swiss Righteous Carl Lutz in Budapest. This gesture, of extraordinary humanity, is considered to be the largest rescue action of the Second World War. 

This humanist’s commitment has a scope that goes beyond an historical event. It is a source of reflection and commitment; it embodies values and courage of significant relevance.


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