My Name is Sara

It’s an absorbing, affecting, well-performed look at several years in the life of Sara Góralnik, who, in 1942 at age 12, escaped imminent death.


My Name is Sara

MY NAME IS SARA tells the true life story of Sara Goralnik, a 13-year-old Polish Jew whose entire family was killed by Nazis in September 1942. After a grueling escape to the Ukrainian countryside, Sara steals her Christian best friend’s identity and finds refuge in a small village, where she is taken in by a farmer and his young wife. She soon discovers the dark secrets of her employers’ marriage, compounding her own greatest secret that she must strive to protect: her true identity.
Not Rated
Drama, History, Jewish Culture, Bio-pic
English, German, Russian, Polish
Nora Lee Mandel, Maven's Nest

Context is usefully key in this absorbing, realistically touching version of Sara Góralnik Shapiro’s difficult testimony, 60+ years later, of how she as a girl survived the Holocaust. The introductory background and map emphasize that the people in the towns and villages of eastern Poland and ...

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