USHMM Program – TWO WHO DARED: THE SHARPS’ WAR

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Date/Time
Date(s) - March 14, 2013
12:00 am - 1:30 am

Location
Boston Public Library

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Two Who Dared posterTWO WHO DARED: THE SHARPS’ WAR

In early 1939, a young minister named Waitstill Sharp and his wife, social worker Martha Sharp, sailed for Prague as representatives of the American Unitarian Association assigned to provide aid to refugees fleeing the Nazis. Despite enormous bureaucratic hurdles at every step, the Sharps secured safe passage to unoccupied countries as well as scholarships and employment for many. The Sharps were honored as Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem in 2006.

Join the Museum for a screening of Two Who Dared: The Sharps’ War (twowhodared.com) to learn more about their mission to rescue innocents and the collection of their personal papers recently digitized by the Museum.

There will also be a panel discussion including the following guests:

MODERATOR

Aleisa Fishman, Historian, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

PANELISTS

Catherine Vakar Chvany, Child refugee rescued by the Sharps

Artemis Joukowsky III, Director of Two Who Dared: The Sharps’ War and grandson of Waitstill and Martha Sharp

This program is free and open to the public but RSVPs are requested. RSVP by March 11 to the Museum’s New England Regional Office at 202.488.6585 or newengland@ushmm.org.