Defying the Nazis: The Sharpsi War

Defying the Nazis: The Sharpsi War

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Overview

In 1939, Rev. Waitstill Sharp, a young Unitarian minister, and his wife, Martha, a social worker, accepted a mission from the American Unitarian Association: They were to leave their home and young children in Wellesley, Massachusetts, and travel to Prague, Czechoslovakia, to help address the mounting refugee crisis. Armed with only $40,000, the Sharps quickly learned the art of spy craft and covertly sheltered political dissidents and Jews, and helped them escape the Nazis. After narrowly avoiding the Gestapo themselves, the Sharps returned to Europe in 1940 as representatives of the newly formed Unitarian Service Committee and continued their relief efforts in Vichy France. This riveting true story offers listeners a rare glimpse at high-stakes international relief efforts during World War II. Defying the Nazis is a fascinating portrait of resistance as told through the story of one courageous couple.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781515959793
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date: 09/06/2016
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Artemis Joukowsky, the grandson of Waitstill and Martha Sharp, has spent decades researching his grandparents' efforts. The author of Defying the Nazis (Beacon Press), he is also codirector, with Ken Burns, of the companion PBS documentary film of the same name. He lives in the Boston suburbs with his four daughters.

Joe Barrett has been a working stage, screen, and recording booth actor since 1974 and an award-winning and eight-time Audie Award-nominated audiobook narrator since 1999. He also practiced law for five years-but don't hold that against him. Joe is married to actress Andrea Wright, and together they have four children.

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