After escaping a ghetto in German-occupied Poland and losing her family at the outset of the Holocaust, a young girl named Sara hides in plain sight, passing as an Orthodox Christian in the Ukrainian countryside, where she is taken in by a farmer and his young wife. She soon discovers the dark secrets of her employers’ marriage, compounding the greatest secret she must strive to protect: her true identity. The film, My Name is Sara, directed by Steven Oritt and starring Polish actress Zuzanna Surowy, is based on the true story of 13-year-old Sara Goralnik and was produced in association with USC Shoah Foundation. This award-winning film is not yet released in theaters.
This exclusive post-screening discussion, co-presented by the Museum and the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Foundation, explores the film with Oritt, Surowy, Executive Producer Andy Intrater, Sara Goralnik’s son and Co-Executive Producer Mickey Shapiro, and Ari Goldstein, Senior Public Programs Producer at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust.
Watch the discussion below.