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tales, including Mummy Mummy dodging Gestapo agents at night and Grandpa Sharp travel- ing to European capitals to launder money. Not what he had expected. Joukowsky turned that interview into a paper he titled, "A Matter of Faith," for which he earned an "A"—the only A he says he received in high school. That auspicious history assignment sparked Joukowsky's life-long commitment to carry on his grand- parents' humanitarian legacy. Waitstill and Martha Sharp never consid- ered their service in World War II extraordi- nary, but those who knew about their exploits did. In fact in 2006, the two posthumously received the "Righteous Among the Nations" honor from the state of Israel, bestowed upon non-Jews who risked their lives during the Holocaust to save Jews from extermina- tion by the Nazis. The Sharps are two of only five Americans recognized with this distinc- tion given to more than 26,000 people from countries around the world. On Wednesday, October 5, 2016, in the very same church and in the very same room where Waitstill Sharp delivered his weekly sermons, the Unitarian Universalist Society welcomed the local community—includ- ing members of Wellesley's Temple Beth Elohim—to watch the just-released docu- mentary and hear from esteemed panelists: Artemis Joukowsky III; Catherine Chvany, 102 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s p r i n g 2 0 1 7

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