Minnesota Survivor Portraits
This exhibition illustrates Holocaust survivors living in Minnesota, in full color, in their homes, living their lives as ordinary people. Each is a story of survival containing luck, determination, devotion, and defying exceedingly difficult circumstances.
As a collection, these photographs focus on life. These survivors came from across Europe. All came to Minnesota with hope for a better life. 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.
We are honored to share this exhibit with you.
Laura Zelle, Director of Tolerance Minnesota, JCRC
Susie Greenberg, Program Associate, Tolerance Minnesota, JCRC
David Sherman, photographer, David Sherman Photography
Lili Chester, writer
Funded by: Tolerance Minnesota, a program of the Jewish Community Relations Council
Click on the photos to view their stories.
Portraits taken 2010-2011