Swiss Consul Carl Lutz saved 62,000 Jews during WWII

Carl Lutz, who served as the Swiss Vice-Consul in Budapest from 1942 until the end of World War II, saved the lives of 62,000 Jews in what was the largest rescue operation during the War. By issuing both real and fake Swiss protective papers to tens of thousands of Hungarian Jews, Lutz managed to send them to safety in Switzerland and Palestine. Lutz was awarded the title of Righouts Among the Nations by Yad Vashem.