"Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War"

Tuesday, September 20, at 9PM

Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War, a new documentary co-directed by Ken Burns and Artemis Joukowsky, tells the story of a little-known but important mission by an American minister and his wife to rescue refugees and dissidents in Europe before and after the start of World War II.

Waitstill and Martha Sharp, a Unitarian minister and his wife from Wellesley, Massachusetts, left their children behind in the care of their parish and boldly committed to numerous life-threatening missions in Europe. Over two dangerous years, they helped to save hundreds of imperiled political dissidents and Jewish refugees fleeing the Nazi occupation across Europe.