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Two Who Dared - Sharps' War - an award winning documentary - Local Showing

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Martha and Waitstill Sharp as they leave for Czechoslovakia to help refugees before WWII broke out.
Martha and Waitstill Sharp as they leave for Czechoslovakia to help refugees before WWII broke out.

After seventeen ministers declined the Unitarian
Association’s request for relief volunteers in Europe, Waitstill and Martha
Sharp dropped their peaceful life to undertake this dangerous mission. 
They left their two young children in Wellesley, MA and traveled to Czechoslovakia
in the spring of 1939.  With little training and no experience they began
their clandestine transportation of refugees, combatting political and social
blockades, broke laws in an effort get imperiled individuals exit visas and
laundered money on the black market.  Over the course of their missions,
Prague in 1939 and Southern France in 1940, the Sharp and their underground,
played a vital role in saving thousands from persecution.



 



In 2006, the Sharps were recognized by the State of Israel
as “Righteous Among the Nations” for risking their lives to save Jews and
dissidents during the Holocaust.  They are two of the only three Americans
to be so honored.  Through the inspiring true story, this documentary
reveals a timeless lesson of personal sacrifice and courage that will inspire
future generations.



 



More information on the documentary can be found at www.TwoWhoDared.com .  Information
about the curriculum that has been developed can be found at http://TwoWhoDared.FacingHistory.org
Those on Facebook can follow on www.Facebook.com/TwoWhoDared



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