The Holocaust Museum & Learning Center will screen a special film commemorating Tisha B’Av, the ninth day of the Jewish month of Av, Sunday, August 11, at 2 pm in the HMLC Theater (12 Millstone Campus Drive, 63146). This date in the Hebrew calendar marks the destruction of both the first and second Temples in Jerusalem and several other tragic events in Jewish history.
“Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War,” a 2016 documentary directed by Ken Burns and Artemis Joukowsky, presents the powerful, largely unknown story of Waitstill and Martha Sharp, an American minister and his wife from Wellesley, Massachusetts, who boldly committed to a life-threatening mission in Europe. Over two dangerous years, they helped save dozens of refugees fleeing the Nazi occupation across Europe.
‘Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War” is in English and has a running time of 80 minutes.
Rabbi Ze’ev Smason of Nusach Hari-B’nai Zion Congregation will lead a discussion following the screening. This program is free of charge and open to the public. To RSVP and for information, please call 314-442-3714.