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  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release : 29 August 2017
  • ISBN : 9780807013021
  • Page : 272 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 11 voters

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The little-known story of the Sharps whose rescue and relief missions across Europe during World War II saved the lives of countless Jews, refugees, and political dissidents. Official companion to the Ken Burns PBS film. For readers captivated by the story of Antonina Zabinski as told in The Zookeeper's Wife and other stories of rescue missions during WWII, Defying the Nazis is an essential read. 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.

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Defying the Nazis

Defying the Nazis
  • Author : Artemis Joukowsky
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2017-08-29
  • ISBN : 9780807013021
DOWNLOAD BOOKDefying the Nazis

The little-known story of the Sharps whose rescue and relief missions across Europe during World War II saved the lives of countless Jews, refugees, and political dissidents. Official companion to the Ken Burns PBS film. For readers captivated by the story of Antonina Zabinski as told in The Zookeeper's Wife and other stories of rescue missions during WWII, Defying the Nazis is an essential read. In 1939, the Reverend Waitstill Sharp, a young Unitarian minister, and his wife, Martha, a social

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  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Release Date : 2014-08-05
  • ISBN : 9780307363107
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  • Publisher : Plunkett Lake Press
  • Release Date : 2019-07-29
  • ISBN : 0987654321XXX
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-04-23
  • ISBN : 9780451489050
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2021-08-12
  • ISBN : 9781350201576
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  • Publisher : CreateSpace
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  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2007-12-18
  • ISBN : 9780307433848
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME The extraordinary, beloved novel about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for