A New York Next Generation Event
Benefit Event United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
In 2001, Father Patrick Desbois began a historic undertaking to locate every mass gravesite where Jews, Roma, and other victims were shot and killed by the Nazis and their collaborators during the Holocaust. Working closely with Museum scholars, Father Desbois continues to identify locations, collect artifacts, and record video testimony from people who witnessed the murders and, in some cases, were recruited to perform tasks at the killing sites. These accounts mark the first time these eyewitnesses are publicly sharing their experiences, and the historic testimonies will become part of the Museum’s collection.
Last fall, CBS correspondent Lara Logan interviewed Father Desbois about his work for a ’60 Minutes’ segment. Join the New York Next Generation community as they reunite to discuss the more than 1,800 mass graves and execution sites Father Desbois has uncovered and the work he has left to do.
Father Patrick Desbois, Founder and President of Yahad – In Unum and Director of the Episcopal Committee for Catholic-Judeo Relations
Lara Logan, Correspondent for ’60 Minutes’
Ticket Price: $180 per ticket. The proceeds of this event will be allocated to the Museum’s Fund for the Study of the Holocaust in the Soviet Union.
Northeast Regional Office United States Holocaust Memorial Museum