Letters to Sala exhibit on display in nation's capital

The letters written to a Rockland County woman during her time in concentration camps during the Holocaust are now on display in the nation?s capital.

Sala Garncarz Kirschner was forced from her home at the age of 16 into the hands of the Nazis. During those years in concentration camps, Kirschner says she survived by reading letters from family, friends and other prisoners. After she was liberated in 1945, Kirschner moved to the United States, eventually settling in Monsey. She kept her painful past a secret for the next 50 years.

Kirschner eventually handed the letters over to her daughter, Ann Kirschner, before undergoing surgery in 1991. Ann Kirschner created the book "Sala's Gift: My Mother's Holocaust Story" to share her family's history.

?The Letters to Sala? exhibit has been on display in New York?s Museum of Natural History and the New York Public Library. It is now on display in Washington, D.C.

Related Information:The Sala Garncarz Kirschner Collection

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