Sunday, August 28, 2022

RVCC Holocaust Institute to Host Exhibition Featuring Artwork by Local Students

Raritan Valley Community College’s Institute for Holocaust and Genocide Studies will host an exhibition of 

Artwork by More Than 60 Central Jersey Students
WHEN: September 7 through December
RVCC, 118 Lamington Road in Branchburg, NJ.

The exhibit was created by middle and high school students after reading and discussing Robert Fisch’s book, Light from the Yellow Star: A Lesson of Love from the Holocaust

The project is part of an outreach program at the Holocaust Memorial and Education Center at the Shimon and Sara Birnbaum Jewish Community Center, Bridgewater. It’s co-sponsored by The Jewish Federation of Somerset, Hunterdon, and Warren Counties.

In Light from the Yellow Star: A Lesson of Love from the Holocaust, Fisch, a Holocaust survivor, pediatrician, author, and graphic artist, shares his difficult journey during the Holocaust. Each page is accompanied by a graphic image that addresses the words on the opposite page. The book’s message, as the title implies, is that even in the darkest times there is always hope for a better future. These lessons are essential in today’s world.

The public is invited to learn more about the exhibition and outreach program at a live presentation, Friday, October 28, at 10 a.m., at RVCC. During the event, artist and educator Evelyn Rauch (LEFT) will discuss the work and the inspiration behind this extraordinary exhibit. The presentation will be hybrid, both in-person and on Zoom. Registration is required. To register, visit:

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