Ken Burns and Artemis Joukowsky’s film Defying the Nazis: The Sharps’ War, with Tom Hanks as the voice of Waitstill Sharp, was previewed at the White House as part of the ongoing refugee debate and at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in September 2016, and broadcast on PBS on September 20th 2016. 7 minutes of the film cover the rescue of Lion and Marta Feuchtwanger in 1940.

Further reading:

  • full account of the role played by the Sharps, and their status as Righteous among the Nations, at the Yad Vashem website
  • Marta Feuchtwanger’s own account of how she and Lion made their escape from Vichy France with the help of the Sharps and the Emergency Rescue Committee
  • Manfred Flügge’s Fry, Bingham, Sharp: The Americans Who Saved Lion and Marta Feuchtwanger, published by Villa Aurora and reviewed in the International Feuchtwanger Society Newsletter (Volume 21/2016, page 63).

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