“Letters to Sala” comes to the University of Scranton

Featured — By on September 9, 2008 at 10:59 am

The powerful and moving “Letters to Sala” exhibition recently opened at the University of Scranton and I encourage all of Northeastern Pennsylvania to see it while it’s in our area.

Sala KirschnerBased on a young woman’s life in Nazi labor camps, the exhibition compiles materials from the Sala Garncarz Kirschner Collection of the Dorot Jewish Division of The New York Public Library. The University of Scranton will host “Letters to Sala” through October 28 in the Heritage Room on the fifth floor of the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Memorial Library.

Though the exhibition is currently open to view, a reception will be held on Sunday, Sept. 14, from 1-4 p.m. at the Weinberg Library featuring Ann Kirschner. Ann is the daughter of Sala Kirschner, the subject of “Letters to Sala,” and is the author of “Sala’s Gift,” a book detailing her mother’s experiences during the Holocaust.

Funding partners for this exhibit are The Jewish Federation of Northeastern PA, Friends of the Weinberg Library and the Scranton Area Foundation. Supporters are NEIU 19, The University of Scranton, Albright Memorial Library and the PA Holocaust Education Council.

Sala Kirschner

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