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Memory of the Past & Battle for a Promising Future
May 6 , 7:00 pm
Father Patrick Desbois is the founder and president of Yahad-In Unum, a Georgetown University professor, and a human rights activist. He has devoted his life to fighting the bigotry that fuels the disease of genocide and to bridging the divide between faiths. For nearly fifteen years, with his Yahad-In Unum team, he has led a truly historic undertaking of identifying and locating undiscovered mass graves of Jews and Roma killed during the Holocaust by Bullets in Eastern Europe. Join us to hear Father Desbois discuss Yahad In Unum’s mission of investigating the crimes perpetrated by the Nazis and their collaborators in Ukraine, Belarus, Lithuania, Russia, Poland…, and of bringing back the memory of the forgotten victims of this hidden chapter of Holocaust history.
Since 2015, as a part of their continued effort to uncover genocidal practices around the world, Father Desbois and Yahad-In Unum have been gathering testimony from Yazidi survivors of the ISIS crimes perpetrated in Iraq and Syria, and helping their uneasy turn back into society through psychological and humanitarian aid. Father Desbois will also discuss the details of this modern genocide and the legacy of the Holocaust by Bullets today.
YIVO members & students: $10