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‘Transfer of Memory: Reflecting on the Holocaust’

Social Justice Lecture Series public events begin Oct. 8, continue through Oct. 23.

2018-10-08
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release, 10-5-2018

Mankato Free Press coverage

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato’s Social Justice Lecture Series and the
Jewish Community Relations Council of the Dakotas and Minnesota are bringing a series of October events called “Transfer of Memory: Reflecting on the Holocaust” to Minnesota State Mankato.

The following events are free and open to the public.

Oct. 8-23, Transfer of Memory Photography Exhibit, Centennial Student Union Art Gallery (basement floor). Exhibit open during CSU operating hours (Monday-Fridays 6:30-12 a.m.; Saturdays 8-12 a.m.; Sundays 10-12 a.m.)

This exhibition illustrates Holocaust survivors living in Minnesota, in their homes, in full color. Each is a story of survival during exceedingly difficult circumstances. As a collection, these images focus on life and hope. From Europe to Minnesota, it was here they fashioned their dreams, their futures, and their families. Their lives are constant reminders about the value of freedom and the enduring human spirit. Photographer David Sherman and writer Lili Chester, in partnership with the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas, created this photography exhibition.

Oct. 9 from 2-3:15 p.m., “A Survivor Remembers the Holocaust,” with Fred Amram, Ostrander Auditorium, Centennial Student Union

The Holocaust is remembered for its atrocities – the millions murdered by the Nazis. But how did it begin? Were there warning signs? Could it happen in the United States? Fred Amram, an
award-winning story teller, relates some of his experiences in Nazi Germany and explores some lessons learned. A Q&A period will bring the lessons of history into the 21st century.

Oct. 9 from 3:15-4 p.m., Exhibit tours in Centennial Student Union Art Gallery with exhibit curators.

Oct. 17 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m., “Finding Art in My Photography,” with David Sherman, Morris Hall 103

David Sherman, NBA team photographer for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx, David Sherman is also the creative mind behind the Transfer of Memory exhibit. Sherman will discuss how Transfer of Memory opened his creativity and allowed him to think of his daily and personal work in terms of art instead of only its commercial application. He will discuss how creating Transfer of Memory allowed him to develop an artful voice that he now uses actively to participate in the conversations of today’s issues.

Oct. 22 from 5-6 p.m., Closing Reception for the Transfer of Memory Exhibit, Centennial Student Union Lounge, next to the Art Gallery

The closing ceremony will include brief commentary by exhibit curators Laura Zelle, Susie Greenberg and JCRC’s executive director Steve Hunegs. Attendees will have the opportunity to talk with the speakers, one another, tour the exhibit, and to celebrate this powerful series of events.

For more information, contact Carol Glasser, assistant professor, Department of Sociology and Corrections and director, Kessel Peace Institute, by phone at 507-389-1345 or by email at carol.glasser@mnsu.edu.

Minnesota State Mankato’s Department of Sociology and Corrections and Kessel Peace Institute (College of Social and Behavioral Sciences), along with the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Dakotas and Minnesota brought the events to the University campus. Minnesota State Mankato’s Department of Art (College of Arts and Humanities), Department of History (College of Social and Behavioral Sciences) and Library Services are co-sponsors.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with approximately 15,000 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which includes 30 colleges and seven universities.

For MSU events: individuals with a disability, who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event, are asked to contact the Office of Accessibility Resources at 507-389-2825 (V/TTD), 800-627-3529 or 711 (MRS/TTD) at least five days prior to the event.

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