Date(s) - 11/02/2016
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesdays, October 26 and November 2, 2016, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
If you haven’t already seen the new Ken Burns film, “Defying the Nazis – The Sharps’ War,” here’s your chance to attend a two-part screening and discussion of the documentary. If you have seen it, come watch a second time, and take part in a discussion of the two Unitarian heroes who are the focus of the film.
The film tells the story of a Unitarian minister and his wife, Waitstill and Martha Sharp, who in 1939 left their two small children and their home in Massachusetts to spirit Jews, dissidents, and children out of Czechoslovakia and Vichy France — with the Gestapo dogging their footsteps.
We’ll talk about their story, and the role played by the American Unitarian Association in their heroic mission. With facilitator Debbie Cafazzo, we’ll learn what was happening in the world in the 1930s and 1940s, and compare it to what is happening in our world today.