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Learn how the Sharps' rescue work began with a phone call from the American Unitarian community asking for their leadership in the refugee crisis in Prague, 1939.
In 1939, Waitstill and Martha Sharp left behind the safety of their Massachusetts home and flew to war-torn Europe to help feed, shelter, and rescue thousands of refugees.
Investigate Nazi Germany’s first eugenic law, the “Law for the Prevention of Genetically Diseased Offspring.”
Not all Jews caught in the terror of Hitler’s Europe were passive; there were many Jewish men and women who exemplified the highest level of courage and human dignity.
Learn the story of Vitka Kempner, who as a teenager became a leading figure of the Jewish partisan resistance in Vilna.
Learn about the Oyneg Shabes, a group in the Warsaw ghetto that documented Nazi crimes and the daily lives of the ghetto's residents.
Consider how Nazi Germany's ideas about race determined how they treated soldiers, prisoners, and civilians during World War II.
Holocaust survivor Sonia Weitz processes an experience she had in a slave labor camp through a poem and writing.
During WWII, Pierre Sauvage and his family were hidden in the French village of Le Chambon. The Chambonnaise people saved approximately 5,000 Jewish adults and children during the war.