Transfer of Memory Exhibit

Date Wednesday, January 15, 8 a.m.
through Thursday, February 13, 2014, 10 p.m.
Location Brushaber Commons Atrium
Directions Get directions to Bethel University.
Cost All events are free and open to the public.

Event Description

Presented by the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Minnesota and the Dakotas, KFAI Radio, and Bethel, the Transfer of Memory photography 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.

Find out more information about the exhibit.

Other Events

Opening Reception for Transfer of Memory
January 22, 2 p.m.
Bethel University Community Life Center – Benson Great Hall

Join us for this opening reception for the Transfer of Memory exhibit, hosted by Bethel University in partnership with the Jewish Community Relations Council. Holocaust survivor Dora Zaidenweber will present her newly published family memoir Sky Tinged Red, available in the Bethel Campus Store. Dora will also do a book signing following the ceremony and reception. The book signing will be located in the Brushaber Commons on the second level near the exhibit.

Panel Discussion: "Remembering the Holocaust in Literature, Film, and Theology"
February 6, 7-9 p.m.
Benson Great Hall

This panel discussion will touch on the role of memory in constructing identity and the ethical challenge that the Holocaust presents to the modern world and the Christian and Jewish communities. The evening will be primarily conversational, with audience participation through Q&A. The panel will feature:

  • Alejandro Baer, Associate Professor & Director, Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies, University of Minnesota
  • Victoria Barnett, Director of the Program on Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Steve Carr, Professor of Communication at Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne, specializing in Holocaust Film Studies
  • Robert Ehrenreich, Director of the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
  • Petra Schweitzer, Professor at Shenandoah University specializing in women in the Holocaust

This program has been made possible by the Programs on Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, with the support of the Hoffberger Foundation.

Holocaust Film Night - "Weapons of the Spirit"
February 11, 6 p.m.
Bethel Seminary

Join us for a showing of the documentary "Weapons of the Spirit." This event is hosted by Bethel's "Psychology of Religion" class, Maranatha Christian Academy, and the Jewish Christian Library. A panel discussion following the film will include Bethel Psychology Professor Andy Johnson and JoAnn Magnuson, founder of the Jewish Christian Library at Maranatha Christian Academy.

Please note: This film contains sensitive material.


Contact Andy Johnson at 651.638.6406 or