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The Holocaust by Bullets, Sept. 28

  • Published: September 10, 2010

Highlights

  • French Priest Father Patrick Desbois speaks at Nazareth Arts Center on Sept. 28
  • The Holocaust by Bullets is his journey to uncover the truth behind the murder of 1.5 million Jews during WWII
  • Free and open to the public, please register at www.ushmm.org/events/rochestersept28.

For More Information

For more information, contact the Museum’s New England Regional Office at 202.488.6585 or newengland@ushmm.org.  or

Julie Long, Nazareth College Media Relations

389-2456

The Holocaust by Bullets, Sept. 28

A priest’s effort to locate graves and murder sites of Jews killed during World War II will be the subject of The Holocaust By Bullets at Nazareth College on Tuesday, September 28, at 7 p.m. Father Patrick Desbois is speaking at the Nazareth College Arts Center, 4245 East Ave., Rochester, NY 14618. The program is free and open to the public, please register online at www.ushmm.org/events/rochestersept28. For more information, contact the Museum’s New England Regional Office at 202.488.6585 or newengland@ushmm.org.

Father Desbois, a native of France, is leading an elaborate initiative to find every mass grave and site where Jews were killed -- chiefly by Nazi shooting squads -- in Ukraine and Belorussia. Working closely with United States Holocaust Memorial Museum staff and using the Museum’s archives to aid his search, he and his team have crisscrossed the countryside in Ukraine in an effort to locate every mass grave and site at which Jews were killed during the Holocaust. To date, they have identified 800 of an estimated 2,000 such locations. For more details on Father Desbois, visit www.ushmm.org/museum/exhibit/focus/desbois .

This program is presented in partnership with The Aquinas Institute of Rochester; Brennan-Goldman Institute for Catholic-Jewish Understanding; Center for Holocaust Awareness and Information; Department of History, University of Rochester; Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY; Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights Project, Monroe Community College; Holocaust Study Group of Temple B'rith Kodesh; Jewish Federation of Rochester, N.Y.; Nazareth College of Rochester; Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester; St. John Fisher College, Office of Multicultural Affairs and Diversity Programs; and Temple B'rith Kodesh.

 A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, promote human dignity and prevent genocide. Federal support guarantees the Museum’s permanent place on the National Mall, and its far-reaching educational programs and global impact are made possible by the generosity of donors nationwide. For more information, visit www.ushmm.org

Founded in 1924, Nazareth College is located on a close-knit, suburban campus in the dynamic, metropolitan region of Rochester, N.Y. The College offers challenging academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in health and human services, education, and management. Nazareth's strong cultures of service and community prepare students to be successful professionals and engaged citizens. The College enrolls approximately 2,000 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students.

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