FREE SCREENING EVENT
A special screening of the documentary film
“Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War" by Ken Burns and Artemis Joukowsky P'14 P'16.
Friday, September 9, 2016
7:00 pm Screening
Screening followed by Q&A with Artemis Joukowsky P'14 P'16
22 East 12th Street
Q &A following the film at Reservoir, 70 University Place at 11th Street
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Join the Brown Club in New York for a special screening of “Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War" by Ken Burns and Artemis Joukowsky P'14 P'16 about the daring rescue of World War II refugees from behind enemy lines by Joukowsky's grandparents, Waitstill and Martha Sharp (Pembroke '26).
Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War is an account of a daring rescue mission that occurred on the precipice of World War II. It tells the story of Waitstill and Martha Sharp, a Unitarian minister and his wife from Wellesley, Massachusetts, who left their children behind in the care of their parish and boldly committed to multiple life-threatening missions in Europe. Over two dangerous years they helped to save hundreds of imperiled political dissidents and Jewish refugees fleeing the Nazi occupation across Europe.
The film is cinematically told through the letters and journals of the Sharps, with Tom Hanks as the voice of Waitstill and Marina Goldman as the voice of Martha. It features firsthand interviews with the now adult children whom the Sharps saved, as well as leading historians, authors and Holocaust scholars, including William Schulz, Deborah Dwork, Modecai Paldiel, Ghanda DiFiglia and Yehuda Bauer.