The Debbie and Brent Sembler The Florida Holocaust Museum (The FHM) Lecture Series and the University of South Florida St. Petersburg (USFSP) are pleased to present a free community program The Flight Portfolio, with award-winning novelist Julie Orringer, on Monday, February 10, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. at USFSP at the University Student Center (USC) Ballroom.
Based on a true story, “The Flight Portfolio” tells the tale of one young American’s quest to save the lives of artists and writers fleeing the Nazis after the invasion of France. Varian Fry, a Harvard-educated journalist and editor, recognized the darkness descending over Europe and decided to take action. With a group of like-minded New Yorkers he formed the Emergency Rescue Committee, whose mission was to help threatened artists and writers emigrate to the States. In 1940 he flew to Marseille as the Committee’s on-the-ground leader.
This program is free and open to the public!
Presented by the University of South Florida St. Petersburg and The Florida Holocaust Museum.