Carl Lutz Memorial – Budapest, Hungary - Atlas Obscura

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Carl Lutz Memorial

This sculpture honors the man who was known as the "Righteous Among the Nations." 

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Carl Lutz was a Swiss diplomat who is considered one of the “Righteous Among the Nations” after he worked to save an estimated 60,000 Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust.

As the vice-consul at the Swiss embassy of Budapest from 1942 until the end of World War II, Lutz provided Jewish people with protective documents and created safe houses by placing several buildings under foreign jurisdiction to keep the Nazis away, including the famous Glass House which he declared neutral territory and provided safe haven to some 3,000 Jews.

Placed on Dob utca is a bronze memorial dedicated to Lutz. It depicts Lutz as a golden angel, descending from the heavens to help a fallen victim.

The caption reads “Whoever saves a life is considered to have saved an entire world.”

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