Defying the Nazis

Written By Artemis Joukowsky
Defying the Nazis
  • Publsiher : Beacon Press
  • Release : 29 August 2017
  • ISBN : 0807013021
  • Pages : 272 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 11 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Defying the Nazis written by Artemis Joukowsky which was release on 29 August 2017, this book published by Beacon Press. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: 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.

Defying the Nazis

Defying the Nazis
  • Author : Artemis Joukowsky
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2017-08-29
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0807013021
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Summary : 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 ...

Rescue and Flight

Rescue and Flight
  • Author : Susan Elisabeth Subak
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release Date : 2010-05-01
  • Total pages : 342
  • ISBN : 0807013021
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Summary : When Susan Elisabeth Subak discovered that members of the Unitarian Church had helped her Jewish father immigrate to the United States, she was unaware of the impact the organization had made during World War II. After years of research, Subak uncovers the little-known story of the Unitarian Service Committee, which ...

Village of Secrets

Village of Secrets
  • Author : Caroline Moorehead
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2014-07-10
  • Total pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0807013021
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Summary : A SUNDAY TIMES TOP FIVE BESTSELLER SHORTLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE 2014 From the author of the New York Times bestseller A Train in Winter comes the extraordinary story of a French village that helped save thousands who were pursued by the Gestapo during World War II. High up in ...

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Defying the Tide
  • Author : Reha Sokolow,Al Sokolow,Debra Galant
  • Publisher : Devora Publishing
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Total pages : 179
  • ISBN : 0807013021
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Summary : Memoirs of Ruth Abraham (née Fromm, born in 1913 in Löbau, Western Prussia) and her rescuer Maria Nickel (born in 1910 in Berlin), told in the first person but written by the authors (Debra Galant conducted the initial interviews with Ruth Abraham). The youngest of five girls, Ruth went, in ...

Rescue and Flight

Rescue and Flight
  • Author : Susan Elisabeth Subak
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Total pages : 310
  • ISBN : 0807013021
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Summary : When Susan Elisabeth Subak discovered that members of the Unitarian Church had helped her Jewish father immigrate to the United States, she was unaware of the impact the organization had made during World War II. After years of research, Subak uncovers the little-known story of the Unitarian Service Committee, which ...

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Defying Hitler
  • Author : Gordon Thomas,Greg Lewis
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-04-23
  • Total pages : 560
  • ISBN : 0807013021
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Summary : "A terrifying and timely account of resistance in the face of the greatest of evils.”—Alex Kershaw, New York Times bestselling author of The First Wave An enthralling story that vividly resurrects the web of everyday Germans who resisted Nazi rule Nazi Germany is remembered as a nation of willing ...

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  • Author : Dennis J. Turner
  • Publisher : Ad Lib Publishers Ltd
  • Release Date : 2021-12-01
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0807013021
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Summary : Throughout the occupied territories, Catholic sisters were active in resistance to the Nazis Based on letters and documents – not seen for seventy years – written by the Catholic Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur during the Nazi occupation of Belgium, this book tells the remarkable story of these brave and faithful ...

Defying Hitler

Defying Hitler
  • Author : Sebastian Haffner
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2012-11-15
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0807013021
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Summary : An absolute classic of autobiography and history - one of the few books to explore how and why the Germans were seduced by Hitler and Nazism. 'If you have never read a book about Nazi Germany before, or if you have already read a thousand, I would urge you to ...

A Villiage of Secrets

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  • Author : Caroline Moorehead
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2015-04-28
  • Total pages : 384
  • ISBN : 0807013021
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Summary : From the author of the runaway bestseller A Train in Winter comes the extraordinary story of a French village that helped save thousands, including many Jewish children, who were pursued by the Gestapo during World War II. High up in the mountains of the Ardèche in France lies a ...

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  • Author : Robert F. Cochran, Jr.,Zachary R. Calo
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-05-25
  • Total pages : 300
  • ISBN : 0807013021
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Summary : This book addresses key contemporary legal debates from the perspective of the central Christian ethical category of love, agape....

Women at War

Women at War
  • Author : Kevin Sim
  • Publisher : William Morrow & Company
  • Release Date : 1982
  • Total pages : 286
  • ISBN : 0807013021
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Summary : Tells the stories of five women from Paris, France, Warsaw, Poland, Hamburg, Germany,Birmingham, England and Baltimore, Maryland who worked to fight the Nazis and save Jewish lives during World War II....

Nazi Germany

Nazi Germany
  • Author : Jane Caplan
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2008-04-25
  • Total pages : 344
  • ISBN : 0807013021
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Summary : The history of National Socialism as movement and regime remains one of the most compelling and intensively studied aspects of twentieth-century history, and one whose significance extends far beyond Germany or even Europe alone. This volume presents an up-to-date and authoritative introduction to the history of Nazi Germany, with ten ...

The Historical Encyclopedia of World Slavery

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  • Author : Junius P. Rodriguez
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Total pages : 805
  • ISBN : 0807013021
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Summary : Looks at historical arguments made for slavery and abolition, slavery systems in various countries, related legal cases, slave rebellions, slave biographies, the history of the slave trade, and the teachings of various religions concerning slavery...

The Politics of Jewishness in Contemporary World Literature

The Politics of Jewishness in Contemporary World Literature
  • Author : Isabelle Hesse
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2016-02-11
  • Total pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0807013021
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Summary : Reading a wide range of novels from post-war Germany to Israeli, Palestinian and postcolonial writers, The Politics of Jewishness in Contemporary World Literature is a comprehensive exploration of changing cultural perceptions of Jewishness in contemporary writing. Examining how representations of Jewishness in contemporary fiction have wrestled with such topics as ...

Rescuers Defying the Nazis

Rescuers Defying the Nazis
  • Author : Toby Axelrod
  • Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Total pages : 64
  • ISBN : 0807013021
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Summary : Relates the stories of courageous non-Jewish teenagers who rescued Jews from the Nazis....