Learn About the Play
“Letters to Sala” is based on the book Sala’s Gift: My Mother’s Holocaust Story by Ann Kirschner. While living in World War II forced labor camps, a young Jewish girl named Sala Garncarz received more than 300 letters from family and friends. Fifty years after her release, she shares the letters and story of survival with her family. Arlene Hutton's stage adaptation dramatizes the content of those letters. The play is directed by Professor of Theatre George Scranton, and the set design is by Professor of Theatre Don Yanik.
See Sala’s Letters
In conjunction with the play, a traveling exhibition of letters, photographs, and documents from the Sala Garncarz Kirschner Collection will be displayed in Kreider Gallery in SPU's McKinley Hall until April 30. The exhibit is open 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., Monday-Saturday. Admission is free.
The exhibit is on loan from New York Public Library and the French Children of the Holocaust Foundation. Support has been provided by the Conference on Jewish Materials Claims Against Germany, the French Children of the Holocaust Foundation, The David Berg Foundation, and the Robert and Trudy Gottesman Philanthropic Fund. The exhibit is curated by Jill Vexler, Ph.D., and designed by Monk Design, New York.
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