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A Conversation with the Makers of 'My Name Is Sara'
June 07, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - June 07, 2020 @ 3:00 pm

Watch the event featuring a moderated conversation and selected scenes from My Name Is Sara

Live Zoom Discussion - My Name Is Sara

An award-winning feature film based on a true story of survival. Produced in association with USC Shoah Foundation.

My Name Is Sara shares the story of Sara Góralnik who at age 13 survived the Holocaust by passing as a Christian after her family was killed by Nazis.

The film is currently in festivals and slated for release in U.S. theaters later this year.

Watch exclusive clips of My Name Is Sara as part of a conversation.

Moderated by Finci-Viterbi Executive Director Stephen D. Smith with special guests:

  • Zuzanna Surowy, Lead Actress (starring as Sara)
  • Steven Oritt, Director/Producer
  • David Himmelstein, Screenwriter
  • Mickey Shapiro, Executive Producer and USC Shoah Foundation Board of Councilors Executive Committee Member
  • Andy Intrater, Executive Producer and USC Shoah Foundation Board of Councilors Executive Committee Member
My Name Is Sara: Official Trailer

Add your family photo to our USC Shoah Foundation Family Album

Breathe life and light into the stories of the past by contributing your own family history to our USC Shoah Foundation Family Album.

Please share a photograph with a one-sentence caption that gives a window into your family story.

Please email your photos to by June 12, 2020, to be a part of this meaningful collection.

Submissions may be included by USC Shoah Foundation in an online gallery and social media channels.

Shapiro Family Photo

Sara (Góralnik) Shapiro with her husband, Asa, surrounded by family.

"When I see my mother, Sara, surrounded by all of us, I am reminded of her incredible resilience and miraculous will to survive—eventually building a family of her own here in the United States.

My Name Is Sara is in honor of her defiant act to continue her legacy on behalf of her family who perished along with millions of others in the Holocaust."

—Mickey Shapiro, Second Generation Survivor – Executive Producer, My Name Is Sara

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Start: June 07, 2020 / 2:00 PM
End: June 07, 2020 / 3:00 PM