The South Dakota National Guard will host a photo exhibition of Holocaust survivors living in Minnesota from Sept. 9-27 at Camp Rapid.

The Transfer of Memory exhibit will be open to the public for viewing Tuesdays through Fridays from 10am-4pm at the Joint Force Headquarters building at Camp Rapid (2823 W. Main Street, Rapid City).

A public program will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 2 p.m. to highlight the exhibit, which shares stories of survival during exceedingly difficult circumstances and will include a remembrance tribute honoring the victims and survivors of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The exhibition features 45 portraits of survivors living – or who lived – in Minnesota. There are 53 total Holocaust survivors photographed in the exhibit, and sadly, 23 of the survivors have passed away.  The color images depict the survivors as living full and fulfilled lives – full of life and vitality – not defined by victimhood.

Each survivor was photographed in their home and everyone was interviewed and videotaped prior to making their portrait. Text, distilled from the survivor interviews, accompanies each portrait and provides background and a short history in the survivors’ own words.

For more information about the exhibition, please visit http://transferofmemory.org/.