Boulder Jewish Film Festival 2021

And Crown Thy Good: Varian Fry and the Refugee Crisis, 1940-41

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Join Kathryn Bernheimer, film festival founding director, and filmmaker Pierre Sauvage for clips and discussion of this work in progress, which celebrates the most successful private American rescue effort of the Nazi era. New York intellectual Varian Fry and his colleagues helped some 2,000 anti-Nazi and Jewish refugees escape from Nazi-occupied France. A Harvard graduate and then an editor in New York, Fry, a non-Jew like many of his colleagues, was outraged by Nazi persecution and soon found himself in Marseille representing the Emergency Rescue Committee created to save artists, political dissidents, intellectuals, and other desperate souls who made their way to his office.

Pierre Sauvage presents clips from his work in progress examining the

contribution of a remarkable American Holocaust rescuer profiled in his upcoming

“And Crown Thy Good: Varian Fry and the Refugee Crisis 1940-41.”