- About the book
DetailsThis volume retraces Carl Lutz’s diplomatic wartime rescue efforts in Budapest, Hungary, through the lens of Jewish eyewitness testimonies. Together with his wife, Gertrud Lutz-Fankhauser, the director of the Palestine Office in Budapest, Moshe Krausz, fellow Swiss citizens Harald Feller, Ernst Vonrufs, Peter Zürcher, and the underground Zionist Youth Movement, Carl Lutz led an extensive rescue operation between March 1944 and February 1945. 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 in Canada, Hungary, Israel, Switzerland, the UK, and the United States, this volume shines a light on the extraordinary scope and scale of Carl Lutz’s humanitarian response.
- The author
About the authorAgnes Hirschi was born in London (England) shortly before World War II broke out. She spent her early 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. The building was hit by twenty firebombs and completely burned down over their heads.
Since 1949, Agnes Hirschi lives in Switzerland. She studied languages and journalism in Bern. She has many personal memories of Carl Lutz, who married her mother Magda in 1949 and raised her as a father. She has worked as a journalist for a daily newspaper and served as a judge. The occupation with the legacy of her father has become an important part of her life.
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.
- Additional Information
Delivery time 2-3 Tage / 2-3 days Author Timothy Snyder, Dahlia Beck, Lauren Thompson, Noga Yarmar, Paul Fabry, Mordechai Fleischer, Jean Greenstein, David Gur, Klári Barna, Vera Bellák, Eva Bino, Agnes Heffner, Iván Sándor, József Rabbi Schweitzer, André Sirtes, Eva Szirmai, Eva Teichman, Irena Braun Lefkovic, Tzipporah Cohen, Agnes Heller, Idit Hirschfeld, Agnes Hirschi, Hedva Katz, Naomi Katz, Shmuel Katz, Ester Kaufman, Mordechai László Kremer, Judith Miriam Maté, Agnes Misan, Mordechai Neumann, Miryam Palgi, Peter Pollak, Alexander Schlesinger, Arthur Rabbi Schneier, Moshe Shavit, Shulamit Shtauber, Peter Tarjan, Charles Gati, Steven Thomas Geiger, George Somogyi, Geoffrey Leonard Tier, Michael Vertes Editor Agnes Hirschi, Charlotte Schallié Number of pages 416 Language English Publication date Nov 30, 2017 Weight (kg) 0.5400 ISBN-13 9783838210896