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Alumnus Carl Lutz Posthumously Awarded GW President’s Medal

Alumnus Carl Lutz Posthumously Awarded GW President’s Medal

Alumnus Carl Lutz, CCAS BA ’24, was honored at a university ceremony for saving 62,000 Hungarian Jews during Holocaust, and James Irwin from GW Today was onhand to capture this momentous event: At the height of World War II, as the Nazis attempted to finish their heinous extermination of European Jews, a Swiss diplomat stationed

GW President’s Medal Ceremony to Honor Alumnus

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

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