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Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War

Defying the Nazis: Sharps’ War is a 2016 documentary film directed by Ken Burns and Artemis Joukowsky. The film is about the untold 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 to save scores of imperiled Jews and refugees fleeing Nazi occupation across Europe.

Defying the Nazis: Sharps’ War
Genre Documentary film
Directed by Ken Burns, Artemis Joukowsky
Starring Tom Hanks
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Producer(s) Ken Burns
Editor(s) Erik Angra
Running time 1 hour, 18 minutes
Distributor Public Broadcasting Service
Original network PBS
Original release
  • September 9, 2016 (2016-09-09)
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