Congregation Havurah Shalom and the Georgetown Public Library will mark Holocaust Remembrance Day on Sunday, April 23, with a screening and moderated discussion of the documentary film “Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War.”
“Defying the Nazis” tells the story of Waitstill and Martha Sharp, an American minister and his wife. Over the course of two years, the Sharps made journeys to Europe where they rescued numerous refugees fleeing the Nazi occupations in Europe.
“Defying the Nazis” explores the Sharps’ work as well as the toll of their efforts on their own lives and those of their children, who were left in the care of their congregation in Massachusetts.
The event will begin at 1 p.m. and is free and open to the public.