The Center for Holocaust Studies
at Brookdale Community College
and The Monmouth County Library
Dr. Ann Kirschner
Sala’s Gift: My Mother’s Holocaust Story

“…[The letters] that Kirschner draws on to tell her mother’s story stand as evidence of humanity in the face of terrible conditions and of the religious faith and ritual that persisted despite the Nazi campaign to eliminate the Jews.”
– New York Times

September 30, 2007
at 2 PM
Monmouth County Library Headquarters, Manalapan

Few family secrets have the power both to transform lives and to fill in crucial gaps in world history. For nearly fifty years, Sala kept a secret: She had survived five years as a slave in seven different Nazi work camps. She held on to more than 350 letters, photographs, and a diary, without even mentioning them to her children. Only on the eve of heart surgery, did Sala present them to her daughter, Ann Kirschner, who has woven them into a moving account of her mother’s Holocaust experience.

Following the discussion, the author will be available to sign copies of Sala’s Gift: My Mother’s Holocaust Story.

For more information and reservations, please call the Center at (732) 224-2769
The Center for Holocaust Studies at Brookdale Community college is a
Registered Professional Development Provider with the NJ State Department of Education
Thanks to the Jewish Federation of Greater Monmouth County,
The Zobel Foundation and the members of the Center for Holocaust Studies
This program is presented free of charge