South East Wales

Holocaust victims remembered at Barry art exhibition

butterflies Image copyright Vale of Glamorgan council

Victims of the holocaust will be remembered in an exhibition of art and poetry written and created by children during World War Two.

Keep the Memory Alive will be held in Art Central gallery, Barry, Vale of Glamorgan.

It will mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau and the 20th anniversary of the genocide in Srebrenica, Bosnia.

It has also been decorated with white butterflies made by local children.

The exhibition focuses on works created by children who lived through the conflict in Terezin, a walled ghetto on the outskirts of Prague, in the now Czech Republic.

More than 300 primary school children in the Vale took part in workshops on how the war affected those young people in the ghetto, and contributed to the exhibition.

It is open to the public until 21 February.

Image copyright Vale of Glamorgan council

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