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The Story of Carl Lutz, Rescuer of 62,000 Hungarian Jews
Written by Theo Tschuy, preface by Wiesenthal, Simon
Dangerous Diplomacy for the first time relates the courageous story of Carl Lutz (1895-1975), the Swiss diplomat who during WWII single-handedly rescued 62,000 Jews from deportation to Nazi concentration camps-a daring act now recognized as the largest, most successful rescue effort ever undertaken in Nazi-dominated Europe.
Lutz, as Swiss Consul in Budapest from 1942 to 1945, defied diplomatic rules and conventions by issuing protective papers for tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews destined for the death camps. At grave risk to his own life, Lutz confronted the Nazi menace face to face, including Edmund Veesenmayer, Hitler's proconsul in Hungary, Adolf Eichmann's SS thugs, the Gendarmes, and the Arrow Cross gangs.
Incredibly, Lutz was formally reprimanded by his own government for having overstepped his authority. Nevertheless, Yad Vashem and various foreign states have honoured him. Lutz was even nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Hardcover with jacket, 282 pages, illustrated with rare photographs, glossary of non-English words
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