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. This time marks the 75th anniversary of Carl Lutz’s 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 virtual event on January 27, 2021, hybrid (or virtual) event on March 30, 2021, and in-person events on August 4-6, 2021.
On January 27, 2021, we will host virtual events showcasing the life and legacy of Carl Lutz and Diplomatic Rescue in the Holocaust. We will also host a screening and discussion with the Co-Producers and Co-Directors of the film "Dangerous Diplomacy" that was previewed in March and in June 2020.
On March 30 & August 4-6, 2021, we will celebrate Carl Lutz’s birthday and 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. In August we are planning to host international experts and guests including Agnes Hirschi, Carl Lutz’ stepdaughter and President of Carl Lutz Society. For additional information please visit the https://ma-rbc.org/Carl_Lutz.html
We are looking forward to seeing you!