Letters to Sala: A Young Woman's Life in Nazi Labor Camps, is a compelling collection of rare Holocaust-era letters and photographs that are part of the collections of The New York Public Library’s Dorot Jewish Division. The items -- from handwritten postcards to photographs to official documents -- were saved at great personal risk by Sala Garncarz from the time she entered a Nazi labor camp in 1940 until her liberation in 1945. The collection provides a remarkable first-hand view of the human drama that unfolded among Jewish victims forced to work as slave laborers. Curated by Jill Vexler, a striking exhibition reproducing the letters, postcards, photographs, and documents has begun a three year tour throughout the United States. The exhibition was just on view in Washington, DC at the Russell Senate Office Building Rotunda from October 15 – 19, 2007. The next stop will be the Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus from November 1 – 30, 2007. Other stops on the tour include the Jewish Heritage Center at Stone Avenue Temple in Tucson, AZ, the Main Library at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, the Hillel House at the University of Texas in Austin, and the Hillel House at the University of Washington in Seattle. For more information about booking the exhibition contact curator, Jill Vexler at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the exhibition visit www.letterstosala.org.
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