DEFYING THE NAZIS: THE SHARPS’ WAR tells the never-before-told story 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 dissidents and refugees fleeing the Nazi occupation across Europe.
During this time, the Sharps would face harrowing encounters with Nazi police, narrowly escape arrest and watch as the Third Reich invaded Eastern Europe. Their marriage would be tested severely and the two children they left behind would grow saddened by their parents’ absence. But dozens of scientists, journalists, doctors, powerful anti-Nazi activists and children would find their way to freedom and start new lives in America because of their efforts and sacrifice.
DEFYING THE NAZIS: THE SHARPS’ WAR is a co-production of NO LIMITS MEDIA, Inc.
and FLORENTINE FILMS, in association with WETA, Washington, DC.
It was a time when identities were fluid and few Arabs or Jews could imagine the conflict that would engulf the region for the next century. 1913: Seeds of Conflict explores the crumbling of Ottoman rule and the rise of Jewish and Palestinian nationalism through the words of those who helped shape history: Albert Antebi, a Sephardic Jew known as the Jewish ˜pasha; Ruhi al-Khalidi, the scion of a Palestine family and Jerusalems elected representative to the Ottoman Parliament; Khalil al-Sakakini, a Christian schoolmaster and voice for Palestinian cultural autonomy; and Arthur Ruppin, a German Zionist who opened the Palestine Office to strategise the shape of a Jewish homeland to come.
Based in part on The Last Innocent Year: America in 1964 by Jon Margolis, 1964 follows some of the most influential figures of the timeLyndon B Johnson, Barry Goldwater, Betty Friedanbut also brings out from the shadows the stories of ordinary Americans whose principled stands would set the country onto a new and different course.
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