Interfaith Story of Rescue During World War II Being Shown Across the Country

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No Limits Media presents Two Who Dared: The Sharps' War at venues across the country. This documentary film is being screened at churches, synagogues and theaters at a location near you.

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

"What would it take for you to agree to help just one person, one family?"

Martha Sharp

The documentary Two Who Dared: The Sharps’ War will be shown in over 50 venues across the country in the next few weeks. Timed to coincide with Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, 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. This interfaith story demonstrates that every single person has within him the power to make a difference.

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?

The international Premiere will be at the Boston International Film Festival on April 14th at 1 pm at the Loews / AMC Cineplex on Tremont Street in Boston but screenings are scheduled across the country. Upcoming screenings include:

Monday, April 8th at 7 pm:
The First Unitarian Church of Hobart
497 Main St
Hobart, IN 46342

Monday, April 8th at 7 pm:
First Unitarian Church of Dallas
5700 Preston Road
Hallman Building Room 305
Dallas, TX 75205

Tuesday, April 9th at 7:00 pm
Brown University
Joukowsky Forum,
Watson Institute for International Studies,
111 Thayer Street
Providence, RI 02912

Tuesday, April 9th at 7 pm
First Unitarian Society of Minneapolis
Lower Assembly Hall,
900 Mount Curve Avenue,
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Tuesday, April 9th at 7 pm
First Unitarian Church of Oklahoma City
600 NW 13th Street
Oklahoma City OK 73103-2296

Wednesday, April 10th at 7 pm
Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
2600 E. Philip Lane
Appleton, Wisconsin 54915
Part of the Wellspring Wednesday Program
Dinner at 5:45 pm, followed by film & children’s program
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Wednesday, April 10th at 7 pm
Unity Church-Unitarian
Foote Room (upper level)
733 Portland Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104
Part of the Wellspring Wednesday Program
Dinner at 6 pm, followed by film (childcare available)

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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