2 2013

Father Patrick Desbois: Yahad In-Unum

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Shaarey Zedek Synagogue 561 Wellington Crescent
Winnipeg, MB R3M 0A6

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Father Patrick Desbois has devoted his life to researching the Holocaust, fighting antisemitism, and furthering relations between Catholics and Jews. The grandson of a WWII French prisoner held in the Rawa Ruska camp on the Poland-Ukraine border, he began in 2001 to research the story of the Jewish, Roma and other victims murdered in Eastern Europe during WWII by the Nazi mobile killing units, the Einsatzgruppen. Father Desbois' extraordinary research and educational efforts to preserve the memory of the 1.5 million victims of the "Holocaust by bullets" has created greater public awareness of this dark period of history. This is his first visit to Winnipeg and this internationally acclaimed and distinguished speaker will be discussing his important work in Eastern Europe.