Father Patrick Desbois, who has led the effort to discover mass graves of Jews and Roma killed during the Holocaust, will deliver “Holocaust by Bullets: Uncovering the Reality of Genocide,” a lecture on Monday, April 1, 7 p.m. at NYU’s Kimmel Center for University Life, Rosenthal Pavilion.
The event, sponsored by NYU’s Institute of French Studies, is free and open to the public. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. The lecture will be in English. For more information, call 212.998.8740. Subways: A, B, C, D, E, F, M (West 4th St.).
Reporters wishing to attend must RSVP to James Devitt, NYU’s Office of Public Affairs, at 212.998.6808 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since 2001, Desbois, a French Catholic priest and president of the Yahad-In Unum Foundation, has identified 2,000 mass graves and 800 extermination sites of Jews and Roma in Eastern Europe. His most recent findings were presented before the United Nations last fall. To preserve the memory of these atrocities, Desbois has filmed interviews with 2,500 eyewitnesses, some of which will be shown as part of the lecture. “Yahad-In Unum” signifies “unity” in both Hebrew and Latin.