In 1939 Rev. 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. Armed with only $40,000, the Sharps quickly learned the art of spy craft and covertly sheltered political dissidents and Jews and helped them escape the Nazis.
Tonight on the program, a conversation with Maureen Dowd, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The New York Times.
We conclude with filmmakers Ken Burns and Artemis Joukowsky, here to introduce their new documentary, "Defying the Nazis."