Carl Lutz Memorial

This dramatic sculpture is an optical illusion of sorts, depicting a man sticking out, perpendicular and completely horizontal, reaching out to save a person on the ground. Located on the cobbled streets of the Jewish quarter, it was erected to honor Swiss diplomat Carl Lutz. An icon credited with saving the lives of over 60,000 Jewish Hungarians during the Holocaust by issuing them Swiss papers and providing safe passage from the country. His acts of heroism are honored proudly today – not least of all through this wonderful statue in the heart of the Jewish quarter. It’s located at the entrance to one of the ghettos, where the Jews of Budapest were mercilessly rounded up. It is a powerful and fitting reminder of both tragedy and heroism.

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Dob utca 12
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