Events & Exhibits - Spring 2009

Letters to Sala Exhibit a Success

The New York Public Library traveling exhibit Letters to Sala received a tremendous response from the local community during its autumn run. The exhibit was brought to the Heritage Room through the efforts of Tova Weiss and the Holocaust Education Resource Center. The exhibit, which tells the tale of Sala Garncarz's years in Nazi forced labor camps, was based on letters that Sala saved during World War II. Sala's daughter Jill Kirschner used the letters to write a book about her mother's experience, Sala's Gift: My Mother's Holocaust Story, and to create the exhibit with curator Jill Vexler. An opening reception with approximately 100 attendees, featured a well-received talk by Ms. Kirschner. The exhibit was also visited by 12 school groups as well as by a seniors group and a group from the Albright Public Library.
 
Ann Kirschner signing
Ann Kirschner signing
 
 




Charles Kratz, Jill Kirschner, Tova Weiss, Susie Connors
Charles Kratz, Jill Kirschner, Tova Weiss, Susie Connors
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