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A Jewish girl disguises herself as a Christian to evade the Holocaust in 'My Name Is Sara'

 

Polish actress Zuzanna Surowy in "My Name Is Sara."

(JTA) – Sara Guralnick Shapiro survived the Holocaust by disguising herself as a Christian and working for a family of Ukrainian farmers. She then went on to live a long and prosperous life as a member of Detroit's Jewish community.

Her story is incredible on its own merits, and it's hardly surprising that someone might one day want to make a film about it. "My Name Is Sara," the latest dramatic production by the USC Shoah Foundation, is now seeing a nationwide rollout three years after it was made.

The foundation has recently broadened its mandate from backing documentary works about the...



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