Robert-Edward DELL, editor at the Manchester Guardian
At the funeral at the
Jewish cemetery in Veyrier, a large crowd and famous personalities were present. Robert Dell, editor at the Manchester Guardian and president of the International Press Association accredited to the League of Nations, concluded the tributes as follows:
"Stefan Lux, what can we say about your gesture? Unnecessary gesture perhaps, but heroic gesture, gesture of supreme self-sacrifice. In front of your coffin we can at least assure that we will never abandon the cause of human solidarity, for which you have
sacrificed your life, and that we will never be indifferent facing the crime."
A month later, as the World Jewish Congress was born in
the very room where Lux had committed suicide, Nahum Goldmann declared: «One day in Germany monuments in memory of Stefan Lux will be built ".
tribute to his cause but condemning his action, Swiss writer and journalist Léon Savary concluded: "Men who are capable to fight for justice must not kill themselves, they must stay in their posts".
The original article is written in
french and presented by Jean Plançon.
©Jean Plançon/Patrimoine juif genevois 2018
Kind translation by Marina KREYMERZAK, member of Patrimoine juif genevois.
©Marina Kreymerzak/Patrimoine juif genevois 2021
- The movie’’ Amen. ‘’de Costa-Gavras (2002) begins with the gesture of Stefan Lux.
- Radio Praha broadcast on July 22, 2011 the program "75 years since the unsung sacrifice of Stefan Lux"
- Jean Plançon, in his book Histoire de la Communauté juive de Carouge et de Genève, volume 2, at the Slatkine editions, Geneva
2010, dedicates chapter XII to "Stefan Lux, The Scout of Consciences»