Sunday, June 30, 11 a.m., 5th Sunday: Screening of Defying the Nazis – The Sharps’ War, followed by discussion
A 2016 documentary by Ken Burns that details the largely untold story of Waitstill and Martha Sharp, a Unitarian minister and his wife, from Wellesley, Mass. In the face of the rise of the Nazi regime in the 1930’s, they decided they must do something. Starting in ’39, they administered relief programs to hundreds of endangered Jews and refugees in Prague, resettling them to Great Britain. After the Nazi occupation of France, they moved their refugee and rescue programs to Vichy France. The 80-minute DVD provides a carefully researched portrait of this courageous couple.