Truth-Telling in the World of Fiction

Julie Orringer’s The Flight Portfolio

Marc Chagall’s stained glass windows in the Hadassah Hospital’s synagogue. Chagall is a key figure in The Flight Portfolio by Julie Orringer: Photo: Shutterstock

The Flight Portfolio and Varian Fry

I just finished Julie Orringer’s novel, The Flight Portfolio, a massive undertaking of scholarship about the efforts of a young American named Varian Fry. Fry, along with other wealthy Americans cognizant of the threat to Jews, form The Emergency Rescue…