This month the College of Charleston’s theater department is exhibiting Letters to Sala: A Young Woman’s Life in Nazi Labor Camps, which is on loan from the New York Public Library and the French Children of the Holocaust Foundation. Curated by Jill Vexler, the exhibition features about 100 handwritten postcards, letters, photographs, and official documents saved at great personal risk by Sala Garncarz during her time in Nazi labor camps from 1940-’45.
Garncarz was just 16 when she was taken from her home to a German forced labor camp, and over the next five years she worked in seven different camps throughout Europe, saving letters from family and friends. She eventually married an American G.I. and now lives in New York and Florida. The exhibition will be on view on the second floor of Addlestone Library (205 Calhoun St.) Jan. 6-27.
In addition to the exhibition, the theater department will present the play Letters to Sala, written by Arlene Hutton. Hutton is the pen name for Beth Lincks, a playwriting teacher at the College of Charleston. Hutton will speak at Addlestone Library on Thurs. Jan. 19 at 6 p.m. The play will run April 14-19 at Emmett Robinson Theatre. For more information, call (843) 953-8002.