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Interfaith Community Yom Hashoah event @ TCC
April 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Father Patrick Desbois, a Catholic priest and Vatican consultant, is the founder and president of Yahad-In Unum, an international organization which over the past decade has interviewed more than 5,300 eyewitnesses of Jewish and Roma executions by Nazi mobile units at more than 2,100 sites in Eastern Europe. In his 2008 National Jewish Book Award-winning The Holocaust by Bullets: A Priest’s Journey to Uncover the Truth Behind the Murder of 1.5 Million Jews, Desbois documented for the first time every one of these execution sites in the Ukraine. Desbois has been featured in several New York Times articles and has appeared on 60 Minutes for his work in the areas of Holocaust and genocide research.
The commemoration will also feature an original musical elegy on Babi Yar by Joseph Rivers, the J. Donald Feagin Professor of Music and Film Studies at the University of Tulsa.