Franz Werfel recounting the story of his escape from Marseilles to Barcelona and Lisbon, where he boarded the SS Nea Hellas bound for the United States. Fourteen other writers with their families also arrived on board the ship.
Franz Werfel, an Austrian writer, immigrated to the United States in 1938 because of growing antisemitism. Pictured here with his wife. Vienna, Austria, ca. 1930.