Please join Maryland Public Television & The Gordon Center for Performing Arts
as we preview the film
Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War
and participate in a panel-led discussion on the topics of
the Holocaust, social justice, human rights and the power of love.
Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War tells the story of a daring rescue mission that occurred on the precipice of World War II. It provides 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. Over two dangerous years they helped save scores of imperiled Jews and refugees fleeing the Nazi occupation across Europe.
Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War is a Co-Production of NO LIMITS MEDIA, Inc. and Florentine Films, in association with WETA, Washington, DC. A film by Ken Burns and Artemis Joukowsky, III. Produced by Matthew Justus and Ken Burns. © 2016 Farm Pond Pictures, LLC All Rights Reserved.
Funding is provided by members of the Better Angels Society, including Jan and Rick Cohen and Jonathan and Jeannie Lavine; The Starr Foundation; The Threshold Foundation; and donations from individuals.
RSVP below to join us Wednesday, September 14 for the screening event.
Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War will air on Tuesday, September 20 at 9:00 PM on MPT.