The Holocaust Beyond the Death Camps
Public Affairs Luncheon
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 | 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Program Fee: $30
Senior Lawyers Committee, Barry M. Bloom, Chair
Meticulous Nazi records of Jews killed in the death camps identify fewer than half of the Holocaust's victims. When, where and how were the other victims killed? Father Patrick Desbois, a French Roman Catholic priest, has sought and found the answer to this question. As a young priest, Father Desbois visited a town in Ukraine where his grandfather, a French Resistance fighter, had been incarcerated by the Nazis. By speaking with village elders, he learned of the process by which the town's Jews had been rounded up, executed and buried in mass graves. His research established that this process had been repeated thousands of times throughout Eastern Europe. Join us as Father Desbois discusses his research and the continued effort to uncover genocidal practices around the world.
Father Patrick Desbois has devoted his life to the study of the Holocaust and other genocides. He is a founder of Yahad – in Unum (“Together in One”), a global NGO dedicated to discovering genocidal practices around the world and providing documented proof of crimes against humanity. His organization presents “Holocaust by Bullets” – Enhanced Teacher Training seminars to educators around the world. He has spent the last several years with his team gathering testimony from survivors of the Yazidi massacres in Iraq at the hands of ISIS.
Sponsoring Association Committee:
Public Affairs Luncheon, Frank Wagner, Chair
Cosponsoring Association Committee:
International Human Rights Committee, Lauren Melkus, Chair