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The Resource Defying the Nazis : the Sharp's war, Artemis Joukowsky ; with a foreword by Ken Burns

Defying the Nazis : the Sharp's war, Artemis Joukowsky ; with a foreword by Ken Burns

Label
Defying the Nazis : the Sharp's war
Title
Defying the Nazis
Title remainder
the Sharp's war
Statement of responsibility
Artemis Joukowsky ; with a foreword by Ken Burns
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Official companion to the Ken Burns film premiering September 20, 2016, on PBS tells the little-known story of the Sharps, an otherwise ordinary couple whose faith and commitment to social justice inspired them to undertake dangerous rescue and relief missions across war-torn Europe, saving the lives of countless refugees, political dissidents, and Jews on the eve of World War II."--Amazon.com
  • Official companion to the Ken Burns film premiering September 20, 2016, on PBS tells the little-known story of the Sharps, an otherwise ordinary couple whose faith and commitment to social justice inspired them to undertake dangerous rescue and relief missions across war-torn Europe, saving the lives of countless refugees, political dissidents, and Jews on the eve of World War II. In 1939, the Reverend Waitstill Sharp, a young Unitarian minister, and his wife, Martha, a social worker, accepted a mission from the American Unitarian Association: they were to leave their home and young children in Wellesley, Massachusetts, and travel to Prague, Czechoslovakia, to help address the mounting refugee crisis. Seventeen ministers had been asked to undertake this mission and had declined; Rev. Sharp was the first to accept the call for volunteers in Europe. Armed with only $40,000, Waitstill and Martha quickly learned the art of spy craft and undertook dangerous rescue and relief missions across war-torn Europe, saving refugees, political dissidents, and Jews on the eve of World War II. After narrowly avoiding the Gestapo themselves, the Sharps returned to Europe in 1940 as representatives of the newly formed Unitarian Service Committee and continued their relief efforts in Vichy France. A fascinating portrait of resistance as told through the story of one courageous couple, Defying the Nazis offers a rare glimpse at high-stakes international relief efforts during WWII and tells the remarkable true story of a couple whose faith and commitment to social justice inspired them to risk their lives to save countless others. -- Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Joukowsky, Artemis
Dewey number
  • 940.53/180922
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sharp, Waitstill
  • Sharp Cogan, Martha
  • Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Holocaust, Jewish (1939-1945)
  • Rescue work
Label
Defying the Nazis : the Sharp's war, Artemis Joukowsky ; with a foreword by Ken Burns
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 240-244) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The eighteenth choice -- Learning the ropes -- Witnesses to history -- The dying republic -- Einmarsch : the invasion of Czechoslovakia -- Under the swastika -- Changing the rules -- Helping the Kulturträgers -- Money talks -- Last days in the Protectorate -- The first choice -- In Lisbon -- Helping hands -- Reunion in Cerbère -- Dividing forces -- The Emergency Rescue Committee -- The milk arrives -- Refugees' odyssey -- Escape from Marseille -- The Children's Journey -- The home front -- The family -- Back to Europe -- A run for Congress -- Palestine -- Civil rights and Chicago -- Divergent paths
Control code
ocn940342256
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 255 pages
Isbn
9780807013021
Lccn
2016007704
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • BK0016400608
  • (OCoLC)940342256
Label
Defying the Nazis : the Sharp's war, Artemis Joukowsky ; with a foreword by Ken Burns
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 240-244) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The eighteenth choice -- Learning the ropes -- Witnesses to history -- The dying republic -- Einmarsch : the invasion of Czechoslovakia -- Under the swastika -- Changing the rules -- Helping the Kulturträgers -- Money talks -- Last days in the Protectorate -- The first choice -- In Lisbon -- Helping hands -- Reunion in Cerbère -- Dividing forces -- The Emergency Rescue Committee -- The milk arrives -- Refugees' odyssey -- Escape from Marseille -- The Children's Journey -- The home front -- The family -- Back to Europe -- A run for Congress -- Palestine -- Civil rights and Chicago -- Divergent paths
Control code
ocn940342256
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 255 pages
Isbn
9780807013021
Lccn
2016007704
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • BK0016400608
  • (OCoLC)940342256

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