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The Minister's War

  • When: Friday, November 16, 2012, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Where: First Unitarian Society of Schenectady
  • Cost: Not available
  • Age limit: All ages
  • Categories: Film

This 75-minute documentary is the story about Martha & Rev. Waitstill Sharp who left the safety of their home in Wellesley, Massachusetts and flew to war-torn Europe in 1939. They risked their lives to help feed, shelter, and rescue thousands of refugees, including anti-Nazi dissidents and Jews.

In 2005, the Sharps were honored by Israel as “Righteous Among the Nations” for their strength of character and heroism in their six-year mission to rescue Jews and other refugees from Nazi persecution. Only one other American has been so honored.

Discussion to follow.

For more information contact:

Lois Porter at lois.s.porter@gmail.com, or go to www.fussonline.org.

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