Carl Lutz Memorial
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Neighborhood: District VII / Jewish Quarter
District VII is the very heart of Budapest and houses the city’s Jewish Quarter. Its streets are lively and colorful, its buildings narrate different histories in an assortment of architectural styles, and its cafes and bars are frequented and loved by the enthusiastic crowds. Grand and magnificent, the striking star of the district is the Great Synagogue, the largest in Europe and one of the biggest in the world. Distinctly Moorish in style, crowned by the twin onion shaped domes, the Synagogue is the very emblem of District VII and one of the main attractions in the capital.
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  • Astoria • 5 min walk
  • Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út • 6 min walk
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel36,124 contributions
This unique and beautiful memorial is dedicated to Carl Lutz, a Swedish diplomat, who saved many Jews from the Nazis during WWII.
Written September 18, 2020
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anonmate
New York City, NY142 contributions
We were wandering around the Jewish Quarter, and just happened to notice the plaque on the wall, explaining who Carl Lutz was: a somewhat unsung hero of WWII. There is a beautiful sculpture right next to it. I was so overwhelmed, I couldn't speak for a while. It will only take a few minutes to see, but I think this should be on everyone's itinerary.
Written September 5, 2019
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David D
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Carl Lutz was a Swiss diplomat who saved perhaps sixty thousand lives during World War II by selflessly offering sanctuary to the persecuted Jews in the ghettos. He did this at great personal risk to himself. While many thousands of people hid Jews from the Nazis across Europe, perhaps none saved so many as Carl Lutz. His heroism deserves to be remembered and this statue is a partial memory of what he did.
Written December 8, 2019
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David-Miriam-Cohen
Israel292 contributions
Family
A small memorial to carl lutz the swiss vice-council in budapest from 1942 to end of WWII.
He saved over 60000 jews, by the simple method of issuing them Swiss documents. There is a story that he once jumped into the Danube to save a woman shot by the Nazis who were too flabbergasted to try to stop him.
Not much on its own, but powerful as part of a tour through the Jewish Getto area.
Written October 16, 2018
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Michael B
Bellflower, CA23,034 contributions
Couples
While wondering around the former Ghetto in Budapest we came across this monument half hidden by trees to Carl Lutz a former Swiss diplomat. The monument made by Tamás Szabó in 1991, consists of two bronze figures, one high up on the wall reaching down and connected by a stream of cloth to the other figure laying on the ground and reaching up without stretched arms.
Upon doing a little research we found that Carl Lutz while serving as the Swiss Vice-Consul in Budapest, from 1942 until the end of World War II, had saved thousands of Jewish lives, by negotiating a deal with the Nazis and Hungarian Government to issue 8,000 special Swiss safe-conduct passes to British controlled Palestine. Which by the way far exceeding the number of passes the British allowed.
He interpreted the meaning of the Safe-conduct pass as per family not per person, thus saving tens of thousands of life's. Israel awarded him the title of Righteous Among the Nations, for his life saving deed.

TIP: Visit the Glass House a building used by the Carl Lutz to help Jews, while getting their safe-conduct passes organized at Vadász u. 29, Budapest 1054.
Written May 23, 2018
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Suzi S
Tel Aviv, Israel121 contributions
Family
After visiting the synagogue on Dohany Street we went to see the Carl Lutz Memorial, "Righteous Among the Nations."
Karl Lutz was a Swiss diplomat who saved tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust.
We found the monument in a small street, in a modest corner, which was probably the entrance to the Budapest ghetto during World War II.
The simple monument features a man reaching out to help a Jew lying on the floor.
We would expect to see a more impressive memorial site, but we were more concerned to see that the place was not preserved with proper respect, graffiti and scribbling on the walls. It's a pity...
Yet it's important to pay this great man a respect and visit the small Memorial.
Written December 26, 2017
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stinkwink
Sydney, Australia7,389 contributions
In Dob street a very moving monument of the Swiss consul and those who have been able to remain human in inhumanity.
Written September 5, 2019
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Stucolco
Johns Island, SC1,594 contributions
Couples
During our tour of the Jewish Quarter, our excellent guide took us to this most unusual memorial and explained its important significance.
Written August 26, 2019
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SEs
London, UK25,876 contributions
Friends
This is in memory of the Swiss who helped Jews during the second world war.The sculpture is beautiful.
Written March 6, 2019
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jbwhitehouse
Dallas, TX1,734 contributions
Couples
This memorial is near the corner of Rumbach on Dob against a wall by a tiny park. It shows a man on the ground next to a hanging curtain with a man on top. Carl Lutz, a Swiss Ambassador, is credited with saving some 62,000 Jews during the Holocaust!!! Similar to Schindler. A plaque by this important memorial reads "He who saves but one man is as if he had saved the whole world." If there only were more such righteous gentiles.
Written January 1, 2019
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