7 2024

Yom HaShoah Event Featuring Author and Co-Director, Artemis Joukowsky

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Rivier University Dion Center Reception Room
16 Clement St.
Nashua, NH 03060

Contact Rebecca White

Artemis Joukowsky collaborated with Ken Burns to produce the PBS production, “Defying the Nazis: the Sharps’ War.” The 2016 film details the story of Artemis’ grandparents who rescued European Jews, refugees, and political dissidents during World War II. In 1939, the Reverend 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. Artemis will show clips from his film and discuss the story of one courageous couple whose faith and commitment to social justice inspired them to risk their lives to save countless others.

No registration is necessary. Free and open to all!

This event will take place at Rivier University, in the Dion Center on 16 Clement Street in Nashua.

Livestream will be available through Rivier University.

This program is funded, in part, by a grant from the Jewish Federation of New Hampshire.

Sponsor: The Jewish Federation of New Hampshire, Rivier University and Temple Beth Abraham