A Tale of Two Nationalities

Born to German Catholic parents who converted to Judaism, acclaimed actress Sara von Schwarze talks to 'Journeys' about her split identity, which she mines in a new work.

With a name like Sara von Schwarze, the award-winning and critically acclaimed theater actress doesn’t have to spell out her origins: She was born in Germany to Catholic parents who, in an act of 1960s rebellion, converted to Judaism and moved to Israel when she was a baby.

Von Schwarze tells "Journeys" host  Rogel Alpher that she recently came to terms with her split identity by writing her first play, "Between Two Worlds," which is loosely based on her life story.

The play was co-produced by Israel’s Cameri Theater and the German Staatstheater Stuttgart, and is being staged in both countries.

Playlist:

Hazel O’Connor – Will You
The Rocky Horror Picture Show – Time Warp
Marlene Dietrich – Wenn Ich Mir Was Wünschen Dürfte
Rona Keinan – Mabul (Downpour)
Leonard Cohen – Famous Blue Raincoat
 

Yossi Zwecker