Jacksonville Jewish Center and Unitarian Universalist Church present:
Two Who Dared: The Sharp's War
A Documentary Film Screening
Two Who Dared: The Sharp's War is the never-before-told story of Waitstill and Martha Sharp, an American minister and his wife, who boldly committed to a life-threatening mission in Europe to help save imperiled Jews and refugees at the onset of World War II. Leaving their two young children in the care of their congregation in Massachussets, the Sharps traveled to Europe where they broke laws and laundered money on the black market to obtain exit visas for imperiled individuals. Over the course of two missions: in Prague (1939) and in Southern France (1940), the Sharps, and their underground confederates played a vital role in saving thousands from persecution.
In 2006, the Sharps were recognized by the State of Israel as "Righteous Among the Nations" at Yad Vashem for risking their lives to save Jews and dissidents during the Holocause. Of the 25,000 so honored, they are two of only three Americans to ever be honored, and the only husband and wife.
For more information, you can visit the website: http://twowhodared.com or call 904-725-8133 or 904-292-1000.
The event is free and open to the public.