Swiss Consul Carl Lutz, CCAS ’24, launched the largest rescue operation of World War II and is credited with saving 62,000 Jews from Nazi death camps.
Born in Walzenhausen, Switzerland, Lutz served 20 years in various Swiss posts in the United States before receiving assignments in the Middle East and Eastern Europe. He graduated from GW in 1924 after studying history and law.
Nominated three times for the Nobel Peace Prize and named Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem, Lutz will be portrayed in an upcoming film by Hollywood’s Liberty Studios, Walking with the Enemy.
A President’s Medal Ceremony at GW will honor the late alumnus (1895-1975) on Monday, March 3—all alumni and friends of the university are invited to attend.
Monday, March 3, 2014
1957 E Street, NW (2nd Floor)
Washington, DC 20052
Harry Harding Auditorium, Room 213
Reception to follow the ceremony.
Parking is available in the Elliott School parking garage located on 19th Street, NW near E Street, NW.
For more information about Carl Lutz, visit GW Magazine.