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Nachlass Konsul Carl Lutz (1895-1975)

Document | Accession Number: 2017.95.1 | RG Number: RG-58.049

Private papers of Carl Lutz (1895-1975), a Swiss Vice-Consul in Budapest (1942-1945), Lutz was involved in the rescue of tens of thousands of Jews. He was a passionate filmer and photographer. The collection contains a part of Lutz's papers (another part is held by the Yad Vashem Archives) and consists of biographical materials and personal documents: CV, honors, photographs, diaries, audio recordings, and correspondence, e.g. with the US Holocaust Museum, Washington DC (1989-1990), (File 137); diplomatic reports relating to Palestine (1934-1940), economic relations Switzerland-Palestine, the protection of German interests in Palestine, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Berlin (1941), and the situation in Hungary (1942-1945), including reports of the rescue operation, the Swiss Embassy in Budapest (Department for Foreigners Interests); documents of Alexander Grossman and Immanuel Leuschner; records of his travel as a delegate of the Lutheran World Federation (1950-1951,1959); records relating to the Swiss Consulate in Bregenz 1954-1961; correspondence with Felix Adler, Ernst Feiss, Miklos Horthy (with photos), the Lutz family, Benjamin Sagalowitz, Willy Spühler and others; and photographs, negatives and films relating to Carl Lutz's diplomatic career (USA, Switzerland, Palestine, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Austria).

Collection Subtitle
Carl Lutz papers
Date
1906-1988  (inclusive)
Extent
11,401 digital images : PDF ; 18.8 GB .
3 sound recordings : MP3.
46 filmstrips : MP4.
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