The Sharp’s War #wedefy Hate

What would it take

For you to decide?

Would you stay safe or go

When humanity called?

Would you leave your children

Your work and your home?

To risk your body

For strangers

Maligned and abused.


How deep is your faith?

How strong is your call?

Martha and Waitsill

Just had to go.

Evil was growing

It had to be stopped.

They met hate with love

And saved who they could


This is the challenge

We still face today

Hatred and fear

Build walls to keep

Refuges out

Children die in the desert

And drown in the sea

What would it take

For you to decide

To answer their cries

With love in your heart?


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 story of Waitstill and Martha Sharp, a Unitarian minister and his wife from Wellesley, Massachusetts, who left their children behind in the care of their parish and boldly committed to multiple life-threatening missions in Europe. Over two dangerous years they helped to save hundreds of imperiled political dissidents and Jewish refugees fleeing the Nazi occupation across Europe.








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