Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War

About the Show

A film by Ken Burns that 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 imperilled political dissidents and Jewish refugees fleeing the Nazi occupation across Europe.