Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War DVD

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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 ... More
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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.

Producer: Ken Burns, Matthew Justus
Executive Producer: Ken Burns
Production Company: WETA; Florentine Films
Production Year: 2016
Copyright Year: 2016
Rating: TV-PG
Actors: Marina Goldman, Tom Hanks
Writers: Martha Sharp, Waitstill Sharp
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 90 minutes
Subtitled: Y
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
DVI: Y
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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Conan
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5.0 star rating
11/03/21
How many Americans are helping the Syrian refugees today?
Review by Conan on 11/03/21 review stating How many Americans are helping the Syrian refugees today?
There is a scene of an escape route across the treacherous mountains on the border between France and Spain which is the same route my father took to escape in 1943. When my mother and my older brother and I (he was 9 years old, I was 5) attempted a few months later to take the same route our guide never showed up, and we could not escape. After waiting for a week or so we had to return to occupied Holland. This video brought tears to my eyes.
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Preacher R.
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5.0 star rating
11/03/21
Extraordinary Quality from a World Class Historian
Review by Preacher R. on 11/03/21 review stating Extraordinary Quality from a World Class Historian
I watched this last evening and it was an extraordinary production reflecting how hatred and prejudice produced the Hitler Era and World War II. We must be on our guard to prevent another repeat of this kind of world terror again.
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Cyn
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5.0 star rating
11/03/21
Great documentary!
Review by Cyn on 11/03/21 review stating Great documentary!
This is a great documentary. Every high school student in America should see it. I will be ordering it for my school.
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Edmond
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5.0 star rating
06/30/21
An excellent review of a
Review by Edmond on 06/30/21 review stating An excellent review of a
An excellent review of a sad chapter in human history.


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