A new art exhibit has opened in Cumberland County to help raise awareness about genocide and the Holocaust.
The Cumberland County College Foundation, in partnership with Stockton University Holocaust Resource Center and the Irving and Esther Raab Family Foundation, opened an art installation exhibit to the public for the month of April, which is National Genocide Awareness Month.
An "interactive" exhibit, located at the Arts and Innovation Center in Millville, "The Forgotten" is a visual experience that honors the memories of the children with ties to South Jersey who perished and those who survived the Holocaust.
Officials say the exhibit is a way to educate the community about genocide while reminding them to never forget about the lives who were lost during the Holocaust.
"It's really important not to forget the Holocaust but more than that, April being Genocide Awareness Month, that there still is genocide occurring and there's a strong feeling that we can't let this happen and that we need to recognize it when it's occurring," said Maud Fried Goodnight, acting executive dean, Arts and Innovations Academic and Student Affairs.
"The Forgotten" exhibit features charcoal portraits of the children of the Holocaust as well as a display of butterflies in various sizes, colors, and textures that were made by children throughout the Cumberland County area.
The exhibit will be on display through Sunday, April 15th.
To learn more, see here or visit cccnj.edu/give/forgotten.