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munity for their commitment to social justice, enabling Jews of her generation to live and carry on their religious tradition. Next, a woman who identified herself as a congregant of Wellesley Hills Unitarian Universalist Church since 1940 inquired, "Why is it that I never heard about our minister and his wife's story before the movie?" Joukowsky was quick to reply, "I joined this church back in 1990 and not one member knew about my grandparents, either." From the pulpit and the pews alike, people in attendance ques- tioned why the Sharps and the Unitarian leadership hadn't spoken publically about the minister and his wife's selfless work to combat evil. Surely, the reasons are complex. First, Unitarians are not known to be self-promoters, and in keeping with their tradition, the faithful Sharps did not draw attention to themselves. In fact, the humble duo told their grandson that they considered their work as something that 104 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 "I was beyond the pale of civilization. I owed no ethics to anyone if I could save imperiled lives." — W a i t s t i l l S h a r p "When many people become concerned and act together at the same time, a series of miracles can happen." — M a r t h a S h a r p Building a More Just and Fair Society

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