El Paso Holocaust Museum’s newest traveling exhibit, “Letters to Sala: A Young Woman’s Life in Nazi Labor Camps” tells the story of a 16-year old survivor within the larger history of Women and the Holocaust. This exhibit highlights the relationships, comradery and solidarity that often bonded women even in the darkest circumstances. The exhibit is based on a rare collection of personal letters, postcards and photographs saved at great risk by Sala Garncarz from the time she entered her first of seven Nazi labor camps in 1940 until her liberation in 1945. Set in the larger context of women’s experiences during the Holocaust, “Letters to Sala” gives personal insight into how one young woman risked her life to keep the documents and photographs that were her last ties to her family and identity. These last secret possessions would strengthen her will and determination to survive.
“Letters to Sala” will open at El Paso Holocaust Museum on Thursday - March 3. More information coming soon. www.elpasoholocaustmuseum.org