Transfer of Memory

January 3 – February 28

This partnership with the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas (JCRC) is a touring exhibition of portraits and accompanying stories of Minnesota Holocaust Survivors. JCRC says that “This exhibition introduces viewers to Minnesota Holocaust survivors. While each person has a story of survival under exceedingly difficult circumstances, the color photographs focus on life and hope. Their lives are reminders of the value of freedom and the enduring human spirit.”

From January 3 to February 28, 2023 the exhibition will be in Jones Commons, the most traveled and used space at Plymouth. These evocative photographs were taken by David Sherman, the official photographer of the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx. Plymouth is proud to be host to these stories so that we can continue to stand firmly with our Jewish siblings against the toxicity that is antisemitism.

February 6, 2023

7 p.m.

A play reading of Survivors by Wendy Kout. This is a Theater 45° production in partnership with Six Points Theater. Monday, February 6, at 7 p.m. Free.

February 12, 2023

Sunday Forum

10 a.m.

Sunday Forum with Manny Gabler, a Holocaust survivor who is featured in the exhibit.

By 1937 it was obvious to Simon Gabler that he and his pregnant wife could not stay in Germany. As Hitler’s plans to make Germany judenrein “cleansed of Jews” progressed, they knew that they would either have to leave the country or they would end up in a concentration camp. So their journey began. From Chemnitz, Germany, to Milan, Italy, where baby Manny was born, on to Genoa, and finally to the only escape possible for refugees without travel documents; Shanghai.

When the family landed in Shanghai, Manny was only one year old. His memories of the war come from his nine years living in Hongkou.

When you live through an experience like this. “I think you get a really deep sense of who you are. There is a satisfaction in just knowing that I have survived and done okay.”

Guest Preacher Steve Hunegs

9 & 11 a.m.

Steve Hunegs is the Executive Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Minnesota and the Dakotas.

Janet Horvath, Cello Concert and Book Launch

February 26

4 p.m.

Former associate principal cello for the MN Orchestra presents a multimedia event with images, cello, and excerpts from her new memoir: The Cello Still  Sings: A Generational Story of the Holocaust and of the Transformative Power of Music. There will be advanced copies of the book available.