Defying The Nazis: The Sharps' War

Ken Burns Discusses Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War

Ken Burns examines the previously untold account of Waitstill and Martha Sharp, an American minister and his wife from Wellesley, Massachusetts, who left their children behind in the care of their parish and boldly committed to a life-threatening mission in Europe.

Ken Burns Discusses Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War

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    Join an American couple’s courageous mission in 1939 to help refugees escape Nazi-occupied Europe. Over the course of two years, the pair will risk their lives so that hundreds can live in freedom. A new film by Ken Burns and Artemis Joukowsky. Join the conversation with #SharpsWarPBS.

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