Carl Lutz is honoured today in the National Council:
The president of the National Council Dominique de Buman has invited the stepdaughter of Carl Lutz, Agnes Hirschi-Graus to pay tribute to the Swiss diplomat Carl Lutz, who saved thousands of Jews in Budapest during the Second World War.
The Nazis : A Warning from History
By Laurence Rees
Rs 550/- ////^^^^^^^^///^^^^^^^^^//////^^^^^////^^^^^^^^ Published in conjunction with the History Channel and the BBC, this prizewinning volume, now back in print, contains previously unpublished material and photographs documenting the reality of life under Nazi rule and the evolution of the ruthless slaughter of millions of people in Germany.
This history of the rise and fall of the Nazis addresses questions which have been raised over the past 50 years, and aims to dispel some of the myths. The book sets out to show that the reality of history is more painful and harder to accept than the popular perception of a nation led astray by Hitler, the man of destiny, and to offer an understanding of the Nazi movement and of how the German people were seduced by it.
In this handsome edition, BBC producer and renowned historian Laurence Rees has collected the testimonies of more than fifty eyewitnesses, many of whom were committed Nazis, free to tell their stories only after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Rees offers us the compelling voices of soldiers and civilians rarely heard from—including a remorseless Lithuanian soldier who shot five hundred people and then went out to lunch, and the anguished older sister of a ten-year-old developmentally disabled boy selected for “immunization injection” (a fatal dose of morphine) at a children’s hospital. These materials cast a harsh new light on the rise and fall of the Third Reich.