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
Actors: Marina Goldman, Tom Hanks
Writers: Martha Sharp, Waitstill Sharp
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 90 minutes
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen