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Author Lecture: “The Flight Portfolio” with Julie Orringer
February 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm| Free
The Debbie and Brent Sembler Florida Holocaust Museum Lecture Series at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg Present: Julie Orringer!
Monday, February 10, 2020 at 6:30pm
at University Student Center (USC) Ballroom
USF St. Petersburg (200 6th Ave S)
Author Julie Orringer will speak about her new book, “The Flight Portfolio.”
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.