Commemoration: International Day of Holocaust Remembrance 2019

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Sunday January 27

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2:00 PM  –  3:30 PM

International Day of Holocaust Remembrance

Sunday,  January 27, 2:00 - 3:30 pm

For 12 years, Patrice Bensimon has served as Research Director for Yahad-In Unum, a French association founded by Father Patrick Desbois. Yahad-In Unum investigates the so-called “Holocaust by bullets” in Eastern Europe by gathering the testimony of eyewitnesses to the Holocaust, and by identifying the mass graves of Jews and other victims killed by the Nazis and their allies during WWII. 

The efforts of Father Desbois and Yahad-In Unum have significantly broadened our understanding of the Holocaust in Eastern Europe, revealing for the first time the history of as many as one million previously undocumented Jewish victims.

Bensimon, who has interviewed close to 2,000 eyewitnesses, will update us on Father Desbois’ Holocaust-related work, and describe Yahad-In Unum’s efforts to raise awareness of this aspect of Holocaust history and to fight against genocide.

Community Partners: Consulate General of Israel to the Midwest, Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Chicago, Holocaust Community Services, Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago



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