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The Consulate General of Switzerland
in Los Angeles
and the Museum of Tolerance invite you and a guest to

A SPECIAL EVENING HONORING THE HEROIC RESCUE EFFORTS OF SWISS DIPLOMAT CARL LUTZ

Featuring a conversation with Agnes Hirschi and Charlotte Schallié, editors of Under Swiss Protection: Jewish Eyewitness Accounts from Wartime Budapest


Monday, October 29, 2018
7:30 p.m.
at the Museum of Tolerance

The work retraces Carl Lutz's diplomatic wartime rescue efforts in Budapest, Hungary, through the lens of Jewish eyewitness testimonies. It is estimated that Lutz and his team of rescuers issued more than 50,000 lifesaving letters of protection (Schutzbriefe) and placed persecuted Jews in 76 safe houses―annexes of the Swiss Legation. Based on interviews with Holocaust survivors it shines a light on the extraordinary scope and scale of Carl Lutz's humanitarian response.

Special Exhibition:
The Glass House

Book signing and Reception.

Agnes Hirschi was born in London shortly before World War II. She spent her youth in Budapest and the last two months of the war together with the Lutz family in the bomb shelter of the former British Legation in Buda. She was raised by Carl Lutz, who married her mother in 1949. She has worked as a journalist and served as a judge.

Charlotte Schallié is associate professor of Germanic studies at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Her research interests include post-1945 German literature and film, transcultural studies, Jewish identity in contemporary cultural discourse, and Holocaust education.



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