A Rescue mission to save Jewish people in Budapest: an open-air exhibition and guided tour

One may visit the open-air exhibition “Shelter in the Storm – A Jewish Rescue Mission in Budapest” at the Holocaust Memorial site “Shoes on the Danube” (Budapest, V. district, id. Antall József rakpart.) – a supporting program of the Jewish Cultural Festival. The exhibition will be open from 8 September to 14 October 2022.

The exhibition will be open to the public in Hungarian and English, with a guided tour one day before the official opening, on Wednesday 7 September at 6pm. The programme is free of charge, but a pre-registration is required, in order to that you are kindly asked to send an e-mail to info@carl-lutz.com

Please, take your time to learn about the story of an incredible rescue operation launched by Mr. Carl Lutz then serving as Deputy Consul of Switzerland in Budapest in 1944 – just a few steps from the Shoes on the Danube Monument on the bank of the Danube.

Tens of thousands of Budapest Jews were rescued and saved with the help of the Jewish resistance in Budapest, and thanks to then neutral states and to representatives of the International Red Cross. It was the most extensive and large-scale rescue attempt of the Holocaust. The bilingual exhibition was first open to visitors in Switzerland last year.