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“Letters to Sala” Exhibit Opening and Reception
January 27, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
“Letters to Sala” is a collection of letters, photographs, and other documents that depict 16-year-old Sala Garncarz’s five-year odyssey in forced labor camps, where she was imprisoned from 1940 to 1945.
The opening reception will include a short service in observance of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The service will be led by Alexander Kern, Executive Director, Center for Spirituality, Dialogue, and Service and Eli Herb, Northeastern’s Jewish Spiritual Advisor. Author Ann Kirschner and curator Jill Vexler will give brief remarks.
The letters were donated to the New York Public Library’s Dorot Jewish Division by Sala’s daughter, Ann Kirschner. The letters document the harsh consequences of the Nazi slave labor system on both the interned Jews and their torn families. This traveling exhibit was originally curated by Jill Vexler for the Wachenheim Gallery of the New York Public Library.
Exhibit will be open to the public January 20 through February 18, 2016.
In Partnership with Facing History and Ourselves and the Jewish Community Relations Council