Carl Lutz was a Swiss diplomat who is credited with saving the lives of 62,000 Jews in Budapest. Lutz stood up to the Nazi authorities and issued thousands of "protective letters" to Jews. He also claimed diplomatic immunity for numerous "protective houses" he established around the city. The monument is located in the former Jewish quarter of the city.
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