Register today! The Hidden Holocaust
The Hidden Holocaust
Presented by special guest…
Father Patrick Desbois
A French Catholic priest, Vatican Consultant,
& Founder and President of Yahad-In Unum
Sunday, October 28, at 2 p.m.
Cathedral Square Center
360 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Free event. Limited space. Please register.
Click here to register: www.bit.ly/HiddenHolocaust
Not recommended for children under the age of 13.
While much has been documented about the genocide of Jewish people in Nazi concentration camps during World War II, French priest, Father Patrick Desbois, has worked for more than a decade to shed light on the “hidden Holocaust” in other places throughout Europe.
Father Desbois is a sleuth of sorts, who has uncovered sites in Ukraine, Russia, Moldova and Lithuania where 1.5 million Jews were executed. He has devoted his life to fighting anti-Semitism, all forms of mass violence, and to furthering relations between Catholics and Jews.
Father Desbois is the founder and president of Yahad-In Unum (meaning “together-in one”). This international organization works to raise awareness about the sites where Jewish and Roma mass executions were carried out by Nazi mobile-killing units during World War II. The work he has done is remarkable. With the help of more than 5,300 eyewitnesses, he has identified more than 2,100 execution sites in Eastern Europe. Father Desbois will discuss his humanitarian mission during this special event.
Underwriters and sponsors:
This program would not be possible without the generous support of the Ravitz Foundation, the Henry Pestka Charitable Fund, and the Joseph Stevens Freedom Endowment of Grand Valley State University. The event is also co-sponsored by the Jewish Federation of Grand Rapids, the Jewish Cultural Council Series, the Diocese of Grand Rapids, the Catholic Information Center, the Cathedral of Saint Andrew, and the Kaufman Interfaith Institute.