I am excited to announce two upcoming programs that directly address the ways in which we recount our past – and ultimately, how we understand our present.
The first is a webinar tomorrow, describing the life and legacy of Carl Lutz. If you have not heard of Carl Lutz, you are in good company. Unfortunately, although Carl Lutz’s rescue of over 50,000 Hungarian Jews as Vice-Consul at the Swiss Embassy in Hungary is considered the single greatest rescue operation of Jews during the Holocaust, his story is often omitted from our learning. Hosted by the Mid-Atlantic-Eurasia Business Council, tomorrow’s webinar will describe in detail Carl Lutz’s work, and will feature our own Executive Director, Eszter Kutas. Please see below for details.
The second is a new programming series scheduled between July 20th and July 24th, presenting a series of live events and resources on the topic of Reckoning with Historical Injustice. In partnership with the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights in Boise, ID, and the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center in Milwaukee, IL, this programming series will discuss how the world continues to work towards a holistic understanding of our history, and how the work to recognize the horrors of the Holocaust can inform modern attempts to accurately and fully tell our own American histories. We will be releasing additional details on this series next week.