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Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War (2016)

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Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War: Waitstill Sharp, a Unitarian minister, and Martha Sharp, a trained social worker, in February 1939, boldly commit to a life-threatening mission in Europe to assist refugees.

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When seventeen others turned down the Unitarian Association's request for relief volunteers, Waitstill and Martha Sharp committed to the dangerous mission. "Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War" is the story of their humanitarian work and the effect it had on their lives. The Sharp's left their two young children behind in Wellesley, Massachusetts and traveled to Czechoslovakia to aid refugees just as war was about to break out in Europe. While abroad, they combated political and social legislation, breaking laws in order to get imperiled individuals exit visas. From involvement with black market, money laundering, to the clandestine transportation of refugees, the Sharps played a vital role in the rescue of Jews and dissidents from persecution. The film features interviews with the refugees rescued as children, now adults, who were taken to America by Martha Sharp, and interviews with family members. These personal stories highlight the impact of social change and the effect of the ... Written by Emma Blaxter

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20 September 2016 (USA) See more »

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Two Who Dared: The Sharps' War See more »

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Martha Sharp: Every life we touched had its own drama. One can only manage a miracle every so often, but a series of miracles can happen when many people become concerned and are willing to act at the right time.
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The documentary is pretty weak, but the information very important
15 February 2019 | by ersbelSee all my reviews

The documentary itself is quite weak. The information is very important. It talks about individuals being virtuous by being individuals. And it talks about the masses that did all the monstrosities by being a part of the state.

Few seem to note that all the Sharps did is already illegal can leads to a suspension of civil rights and long prison times already in the whole of Europe. Only the regimes are less murderous.


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