|Based on a true story, the tale of an American’s quest to save the lives of artists and writers fleeing the Nazis during WW
|January 28, 2020 [St. Petersburg, FL] — 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 Florida Holocaust Museum and the University of South Florida St. Petersburg.
For additional information, please visit: https://www.flholocaustmuseum.org/event/author-lecture-the-flight-portfolio-with-julie-orringer
The University Student Center (USC) Ballroom is located at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, 200 6th Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701.
About The Florida Holocaust MuseumOne of the largest Holocaust museums in the country, and one of three nationally accredited Holocaust museums, The Florida Holocaust Museum honors the memory of millions of men, women and children who suffered or died in the Holocaust. The FHM is dedicated to teaching members of all races and cultures the inherent worth and dignity of human life in order to prevent future genocides. For additional information, please visit www.TheFHM.org