Agnes Hirschi to address AJR members
We were delighted to welcome Agnes Hirschi, step-daughter of Carl Lutz, the Swiss diplomat who issued Schutzbriefe that rescued more than 50,000 Jews from deportation in Hungary, as our guest speaker at the Scotland regional on Wednesday 17 June.
As well as hearing about Carl Lutz's life, we screened a documentary that featured photographs and film taken by Lutz during his time in Budapest. The images included photos of crowds of people seeking entry to the Swiss consulate to obtain a Schutzbriefe.
The event was also an opportunity to tell our members about the work of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance and the discussions at the Budapest plenary as part of the Hungarian Chairmanship earlier in the month.