Catch Two Who Dared at Screenings Across the Country on April 7th

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No Limits Media to present Two Who Dared: The Sharps' War at venues across the country during Yom Hashoah. Thirteen communities join forces to air story of courage and sacrifice during World War II.

Martha and Waitstill Sharp embark on their first mission to Prague, 1939

Catch this film at a venue near you-from New England to California to Toronto!
Let's inspire the next generation of Martha and Waitstill Sharps!

The documentary film, Two Who Dared: The Sharps’ War, will be shown in thirteen venues from coast to coast to coast on April 7th, Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. Attend a local screening and dare to be inspired by this remarkable story of courage and sacrifice.

Two Who Dared tells the story of a Unitarian minister, Waitstill Sharp and his wife Martha who, just days prior to the Nazi invasion of Czechoslovakia, left their young children in Wellesley, Massachusetts to help save thousands being persecuted in Eastern Europe.

Who were these American heroes? What drove their willingness to put the wellbeing of strangers over that of themselves and their family? What would you dare to do in order to help just one other person?

Screenings on April 7th include:

10:35 am (EST)
Temple Beth Torah
2162 Washington Street, Holliston, MA, 01746
(508) 429-6268

12:30 pm (EST)
The Unitarian Universalist Church in Cherry Hill, NJ
401 North Kings Highway
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

2 pm (Central Time)
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Springfield
2434 E. Battlefield, Springfield, MO 65804

7 pm (EST)
Massey College
4 Devonshire Place, Toronto, Canada M5S 2E1

7 pm (EST)
First Universalist Church in Auburn, ME
169 Pleasant Street, Auburn, ME, 04210

7 pm (EST)
Congregation Or Atid
97 Concord Road, Wayland, MA,
Program: Yom HaShoah service at 7pm, Screening at 7:30 pm, Q&A session after film with Emma Blaxter, Associate Producer and great-granddaughter of the Sharps.

7 pm (EST):
Unitarian Universalist Society in Stamford, CT
20 Forest Street, Stamford, CT 06901

7pm (EST):
Unitarian Universalists of Southern Delaware
33739 Marsh Road #2
Lewes,DE 19958

7 pm (EST):
Unitarian Universalist Church of Spartanburg
Tukey Auditorium, USC Upstate,
210 Henry Place
Spartanburg, SC 29304
(864) 585-9230

7 pm (EST):
Mt. Vernon Unitarian Church
7110 Coventry Rd.
Alexandria VA 22306

7 pm (EST):
Park Synagogue
27500 Shaker Blvd
Pepper Pike, OH 44124

7 pm (PST):
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Marin
240 Channing Way, San Rafael, CA 94903
(415) 479-4131

7 pm (PST):
Museum of Tolerance, Los Angeles
9786 Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90035

In February 1939, Waitstill Sharp, a young Unitarian minister from Boston, and his wife Martha left for Czechoslovakia on a refugee mission. The Unitarian church was already a step in front of the Nazis, having set up a secretive network of volunteers and agencies to secure the safe passage of both Jews and non-Jews out of Prague. The task became even more difficult when on March 15, 1939 the Nazis entered Prague. For the next five months, the Sharps continued their work undaunted by the presence of the Gestapo and the possibility that they would be arrested or killed. In August 1939, the couple left Prague and headed back to the United States, barely escaping arrest.

Only 10 months later, the Sharps returned to Europe on their second mission, setting up a refugee office in Lisbon, Portugal. Eventually, they made their way to Nazi-controlled France, to find ways to help refugees escape. In an elaborate plan, the Sharps helped a renowned German-Jewish author, Lion Feuchtwanger, and his wife escape to New York via Spain. Finally, in December 1940, after rescuing a plethora of people from the horrors of Nazi persecution, Waitstill and Martha Sharp returned to the United States. Following the war, Martha Sharp remained very active in efforts to assist the Jews around the world and the establishment of Israel.

This remarkable story of courage, documenting the lives of Reverend Waitstill Sharp and his wife Martha is told from the point of view of Martha and Waitstill, drawing on their recorded interviews, letters and unpublished memoirs. The film also includes interviews with children rescued and noted scholars.

Two Who Dared: The Sharps' War is a project of No Limits Media, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) organization. Founded in 2001, No Limits Media (NLM) is a multimedia development and production company dedicated to informing and entertaining the estimated 20% of the U.S. population that directly lives with a disability.

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