Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County Presents â€œHolocaust by Bulletsâ€ with Father Patrick Desbois Saturday, November 14, 2015, at 2 p.m.
November 5, 2015
For Immediate Release
Contact: Deborah Lom
Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of Nassau County
Presents â€œHolocaust by Bulletsâ€ with Father Patrick Desbois
Saturday, November 14, 2015, at 2 p.m.
Glen Cove, NYâ€¦ The Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County (HMTC) presents a special program with Father Patrick Desbois, â€œHolocaust by Bullets,â€ on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 2 p.m. at HMTC, Welwyn Preserve, 100 Crescent Beach Road, Glen Cove, NY. Father Desbois was featured on CBSâ€™s 60 Minutes, in the segment â€œThe Hidden Holocaustâ€ which aired on October 4, 2015. He has devoted his life to identifying and memorializing the unmarked mass murder sites of Jews and Roma (Gypsies) who were killed by Nazis and local collaborators. Following his presentation, Father Desbois will take questions from the audience.
Father Desbois has expanded our knowledge of the magnitude of the murders committed during the Holocaust. He has not only discovered over 1,700 previously unidentified mass graves, but he also interviewed witnesses who watched as their neighbors were slaughtered by Germans and their own local collaborators.
The program will begin at 2 p.m. Tickets are $25. A private reception with Father Desbois will be held at 1 p.m. Tickets for the reception are $150.
Father Desbois, a French priest, is the author of Holocaust by Bullets: A Priestâ€™s Journey to Uncover the Truth Behind the Murder of 1.5 Million Jews. He has spent his life confronting antisemitism, furthering Catholic-Jewish understanding and identifying and memorializing the mass murder sites of Jews and Roma during the Holocaust.
For more than 20 years, HMTC has been fulfilling its mission to teach the history of the Holocaust and its lessons through education and community outreach. For more information, call (516) 571-8040, visit HMTCâ€™s website, hmtcli.org, or find us on social media at facebook.com/HMTCNY and twitter.com/HolocaustTolCtr.