As the Holocaust Documentation & Education Center continues to feature and offer a wide variety of topics on the Holocaust, today we are adding the following to our list from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum:

Program:  My Name Is Sara

Date:        Thursday, March 18, 2021

Time:        7:00 PM

Platform:  This Digital Film Screening and Live Panel Discussion will take place online.

Please note registration is required.

Please click here to register.

To view the panel discussion please click here.

Join us during Women’s History Month for a live digital program on March 18 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. The award-winning film My Name Is Sara tells the story of her courage and her harrowing journey.

The March 18 live panel discussion – including film excerpts – is free and open to the public with reservations. Program registrants in the United States and Canada will receive a link to access a digital screening of My Name Is Sara from March 13 through March 20 (ahead of the fall 2021 theatrical screening).

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. View our event page for the full list of speakers.

Co-presenters: USC Shoah Foundation, Strand Releasing, James Lucy Productions, and Eventive.

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.