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Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War


Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War

UU Society of Geneva

This month’s Friday Flicks Presentation
Friday, January 27, 2017 at 7:00Pm
UUSG Common Room

This month’s Friday Flick is “Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War” The film is a documentary co-directed by Ken Burns and Artemis Joukowsky about 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.

The 90-minute film tells the story of Waitstill and Martha Sharp, a Unitarian minister and his wife from Wellesley, Massachusetts, who left their children behind in the care of their parish and boldly committed to multiple 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.