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Father Patrick Desbois

Jul 28, 2009 • 7:00 pm ET
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Visiting us from Paris, Father Patrick Desbois will speak about his investigation of the mass murder of Eastern European Jews by the Nazis during the Second World War. His extraordinary work in unearthing evidence of Nazi atrocities in Ukraine from 1941-1944 is recorded in his book Holocaust by Bullets: A Priest’s Journey to Uncover the Truth Behind the Murder of 1.5 Million Jews. His team visits the sites of these murders and interview surviving witnesses, many of whom were recruited by the Germans to assist in the executions. He has received a number of awards for this work, including the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Humanitarian Award. Father Desbois is president of Yahad-In Unum, an ecumenical organization that supports Catholic and Jewish projects in Europe, and has been involved in Catholic-Jewish relations in France and around the world throughout the past decade.