Reel Pieces with Annette Insdorf:
Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War
Preview Screening & Conversation with Ken Burns and Artemis Joukowsky
Master documentary storyteller Ken Burns joins forces with Artemis Joukowsky to tell the fascinating story of Martha and Waitstill Sharp, an American couple who saved imperiled Europeans during World War II.
Voiced by Tom Hanks and Marina Goldman, the Unitarian minister and his wife emerge as heroes for our own time, risking everything to help Jews and other refugees. Beginning in January 1939, they functioned like spies from Prague to Portugal. Interviews with the Sharps' two children, as well as survivors who owe their lives to the couple's intervention, round out the portrait of inspirational courage. It will be broadcast September 20 on PBS.
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