Free Preview Screening Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War

Ken Burns’ new film, Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War, is an account of a daring rescue mission that occurred on the precipice of World War II. It tells the previously untold story of Waitstill and Martha Sharp, an American minister and his wife from Wellesley, Massachusetts, who left their children behind in the care of their parish and boldly committed to a life-threatening mission in Europe. Over two dangerous years they helped to save scores of imperiled Jews and refugees fleeing Nazi occupation across Europe.

This event is free and open to the public. The screening will include a panel discussion featuring director Artemis Joukowsky via Skype – and will be followed by a reception.

Partners: Alabama Public Television, Unitarian Universalist Church of Birmingham, the Levite Jewish Community Center, the Birmingham Holocaust Education Center, and The Birmingham Jewish Federation


Ticket Information

  • Tickets valid for performance date and time only.
  • No refunds. Exchanges subject to availability.
  • Late seating at discretion of house management.
  • All performances are subject to change.

Related Events

  • David Sedaris

    David Sedaris is one of world’s transcendent humorist writers. He is a master of satire and one of today’s most observant writers addressing the human condition, especially apparent...


  • FREE IndiaFest EventFalu

    Falu is a GRAMMY nominated, internationally recognized artist known for her rare ability to seamlessly blend a signature modern inventive style with a formidable Indian classically-shaped vocal talent. Falu has performed...


  • Presented by Arts in MedicineRegi Carpenter, Storyteller

    For over 20 years Regi Carpenter has been utilizing the power of stories to motivate and inspire. Regi’s stories have been featured on Sirius Radio, Apple Seed Radio,


See All Events