Peace Abbey honors Holocaust rescuers
By Jon Brodkin/ Daily News Staff
Sunday, May 14, 2006

SHERBORN — A Wellesley couple that traveled to Europe during World War II to rescue Holocaust victims was honored posthumously yesterday by the Peace Abbey, which added the couple to its Pacifist Memorial.
Martha and Waitstill Sharp are credited with saving hundreds, perhaps thousands of Jews and other Holocaust victims when they traveled to Prague, Czechoslovakia, in 1939, and then to Portugal during a second trip in 1940.
They are also being honored this year by Yad Vashem, the Israeli Holocaust museum, which is awarding them the title “Righteous Among the Nations.” The designation has been earned by nearly 21,000 non-Jews to who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust.