JGASGP and Mid-Atlantic Eurasia Business Council celebrate the life and legacy of CARL LUTZ Free to attend in person or online #education #holocaust #hungary

Marilyn Golden

The Jewish Genealogical and Archival Society of Greater Philadelphia and the Mid-Atlantic - Eurasia Business Council are delighted to invite you to join us in the first of a series of events to recognize and celebrate the life and accomplishments of an often-forgotten hero Carl Lutz. His humanitarian action is considered the greatest civil rescue operation of Jews during the Holocaust. This year will mark the 80th anniversary of Carl Lutz’s arrival in Hungary. He served as the Swiss Vice-Consul in Budapest, Hungary from 1942 until the end of World War II. He is credited with saving over 62,000 Jews, the largest rescue operation of Jews of the Second World War. He also served as Chancellor of the Swiss Consulate in Philadelphia from 1926 to 1933.

Please join us in-person. If you cannot attend, the program will be live streamed via a Webinar.  For this special presentation honoring Carl Lutz, all are welcome to attend free of charge! CDC protocols will be observed.

Date: Sunday, October 23, 2022
Time: 1:00 PM check in, chat, and schmooze (Optional)

Official program starts promptly at 1:30

Speaker: Eric Saul, Historian and Founder of Visas for Life: The Righteous and Honorable Diplomats Project
Topic: Documentary Film: Carl Lutz Dangerous Diplomacy (52 minutes)

Location: Congregation Rodeph Shalom 615 N Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19123

Agenda for the meeting:

Felicia Alexander, President, JGASGP: Welcome and introduction
Val Kogan, President, Mid-Atlantic – Eurasia Business Council and founder of Philadelphia’s Carl Lutz commemoration: Carl Lutz's connection to Philadelphia and Introductions of speakers
Eric Saul: Founder and Executive Director of Visas for Life and Institute for the Study of Rescue and Altruism in the Holocaust: Who is Carl Lutz and what did he do.
Bryan Boorujy and Michael Moehring, Directors of Dangerous Diplomacy: Introduction of Film Carl Lutz: Dangerous Diplomacy

Film: Carl Lutz: Dangerous Diplomacy (53 minutes) After viewing the film we will have a Q and A.

Q&A from both in-person and virtual audiences: Bryan Boorujy, Michael Moehring, Eric Saul


Please register in advance

for this free webinar: 


Marilyn Mazer Golden, Membership VP
Jewish Genealogical and Archival Society of Greater Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA