University of Minnesota
Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies


NOW ON VIEW | "Displaced: Photos and Remembrances of Maxine Rude: 1945-1946"

NOW ON VIEW | "Displaced: Photos and Remembrances of Maxine Rude: 1945-1946"

Displaced: Photos and Remembrances of Maxine Rude: 1945-1946

Exhibition now on view!
Eiger-Zaidenweber Holocaust Resource Center, Sabes Jewish Community Center 
4330 Cedar Lake Rd S, Minneapolis, MN 55416

Maxine Rude was a photographer for the United States Army and the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA), an organization formed to help the approximately 21million people displaced throughout Europe following World War Two.

Photography can be a crucial component to news items, providing a visual narrative that has a life and power independent from written journalism. Over time, such photos can become icons, being the primary way people think about and imagine historic events. Photojournalism is therefore potentially quite powerful, shaping our understanding of history and the world.

In the exhibit CHGS Director Alejandro Baer reflects on displaced persons in current contexts: "Comparisons to the Holocaust and the events that led to it have become commonplace when examining current events. The recent refugee crisis raises a range of comparisons between historical opinions about Jewish refugees before the Holocaust and opinions about contemporary refugees in America."

Please visit the exhibit during open hours of the Sabes JCC.  Ask at the security desk for help in locating and accessing the exhibition space on the second floor of the JCC.