January 29, 2016 12:24 pm
Updated: January 29, 2016 2:32 pm

Montreal genocide exhibit displays art, testimony from survivors

WATCH ABOVE: Survivors of some of the world's worst crimes against humanity shared their stories at Montreal City Hall Thursday night. Global's Elysia Bryan-Baynes reports.

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MONTREAL – Survivors of some of the world’s worst crimes against humanity shared their stories at Montreal City Hall Thursday night.

It was part of the roving United Against Genocide exhibit launch, inviting Montrealers to learn about and reflect on genocide as a crime that can be prevented.

It displays art and video testimony from people who lived through the Holocaust, as well as the Rwandan, Cambodian and Armenian genocides.

“You can have the greatest and the worst from human beings and it’s all about awareness and education,” said Montreal Mayor Denis Coderre.

“[To] show resilience, work together and prevent the worst.”

The exhibit will travel to schools and museums across Quebec over the next year.

It will be on display at Montreal City Hall until Feb. 6.

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