Photo, left: Sara (Guralnik) Shapiro with her son, Mickey, at a displaced persons camp in 1947 after she survived the Holocaust. Courtesy of Mickey Shapiro; right: Film still from My Name is Sara featuring Zuzanna Surowy, the actress who portrays Sara. Courtesy of Robert Palka
Join the Unites States Holocaust Memorial Museum during Women’s History Month for a live conversation about the strength and determination of one young woman to survive the Holocaust and the challenges that women faced then—and still encounter today in war-torn societies.
After escaping a Jewish ghetto in occupied Poland, 13-year-old Sara Guralnik hid in plain sight, passing as an orthodox Christian in the Ukrainian countryside, where she was taken in by a farmer and his wife who did not know her true identity. The award-winning film My Name Is Sara tells the story of her courage and her harrowing journey.
Hear about Sara’s inspiring story and her legacy from her granddaughter and son, the film director, and the actress who portrays her, with context provided by a Museum historian.
Sara J. Bloomfield, Director, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Lisa Gold, Sara’s granddaughter
Dr. Elizabeth Anthony, Historian and Director, Visiting Scholar Programs, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Steven Oritt, Director/Producer, My Name Is Sara
Mickey Shapiro, Executive Producer, My Name is Sara, former United States Holocaust Memorial Council member, and son of Sara (Guralnik) Shapiro
Zuzanna Surowy, High school student and actress who, in her debut role, portrays Sara Guralnik
Ann Hornaday, Film critic, The Washington Post
The March 18 panel discussion, which will include film clips, is free and open to all audiences.
A special screening of My Name Is Sara is available from March 13 through March 20 to program registrants in the United States and Canada, in advance of the fall 2021 theatrical screening.
Registration is required to access the film and panel discussion.
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