Genocide isn’t a pretty word.
Instead, it’s one that recalls images of mangled bodies in mass graves, gas chambers and crematoriums, killing fields, death marches, terrified people hiding from crazed captors and displaced millions living in crowded refugee camps thousands of miles from the places that they called home.
But as horrific as genocide is, it is worth remembering, too, so that those who perished or were displaced did not suffer or die in vain.
April has been designated as International Genocide Month. To honor and acknowledge that, Lowell’s Whistler House Museum of Art presents Pursuing Justice Through Art: 2015, a Multi-Cultural Genocide Exhibition and Symposium.