The Sharps' War is an account of a daring rescue mission that occurred on the precipice of World War II. It tells the previously 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. At a time when most Americans were turning a blind eye to the growing social injustice and totalitarian threat in Europe, the Unitarian Universalist Association-alerted to the dire situation by their fellow congregation in Prague-was committed to saving as many people as possible.
Directed by : Ken Burns, Artemis Joukowsky
Written by : Artemis Joukowsky, Matthew Justus
Starring : Tom Hanks, Marina Goldman
Produced by : Matthew Justus, Ken Burns
Distributed by : PBS Video