|What:||Yom Hashoah Commemoration Event|
|When:||April 19, 2012
8:00 PM–9:30 PM
Taper Hall of Humanities, Room 202
In commemoration of Yom Hashoah, Father Patrick Desbois will give a keynote address about his field research on identifying sites of mass executions in Ukraine. Student participants will also perform music and share experiences of a discovery trip to Ukraine.
This event is co-sponsored by the Casden Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role in American Life, USC Chabad, Child Survivors of the Holocaust Los Angeles, USC Hillel, Louchheim School of Judaic Studies, USC Office of Religious Life, and USC Shoah Foundation Institute Student Association.
Father Patrick Desbois is a Catholic priest, President of Yahad – In Unum, and author of The Holocaust by Bullets. The grandson of a French prisoner held in the Rawa Ruska camp on the Poland-Ukraine border during World War II, Father Desbois began in 2004 to research the story of the Jewish, Roma, and other victims murdered in Eastern Europe during the war by the Nazi mobile killing units, the Einsatzgruppen. He has devoted his life to researching the Holocaust, fighting antisemitism, and furthering relations between Catholics and Jews.
Click here for information about Pain of Memory, an educational kit and training program for teachers in Ukraine. The kit is designed to enhance the educational experience of "Shoah by Bullets: Mass Shootings of Jews in Ukraine 1941-1944," an exhibition that uses Yahad – In Unum testimony, as well as testimony from the Institute's Visual History Archive, to juxtapose memories of Holocaust survivors and bystanders.