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Father Patrick Desbois Delivers Harrowing Account of 1.5 Million Murdered Jews at Yeshiva University’s Annual Rogoff Lecture

“What’s a Catholic priest from France doing in the killing fields of Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia?” That was the opening question posed by Father Patrick Desbois—a priest who has dedicated his life to identifying and documenting the sites of mass executions in Eastern Europe—to an emotional crowd at the 2009 Hillel Rogoff Lecture at Yeshiva University.

Father Patrick Desbois Delivers Harrowing Account of 1.5 Million Murdered Jews at YU’s Annual Rogoff Lecture

“What’s a Catholic priest from France doing in the killing fields of Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia?” That was the opening question posed by Father Patrick Desbois—a priest who has dedicated his life to identifying and documenting the sites of mass executions in Eastern Europe—to an emotional crowd at the 2009 Hillel Rogoff Lecture at Yeshiva University.

Father Patrick Desbois, Keeper of the Holocaust Memories of 1.5 Million Ukranian Jews, To Deliver Rogoff Lecture At Yeshiva University on March 2

Father Patrick Desbois, a Catholic priest who singlehandedly undertook the monumental task of excavating the history of undocumented Jewish victims in the former Soviet Union, will deliver the 2009 Hillel Rogoff Annual Lecture at Yeshiva University (YU) on Monday, March 2. The program will take place at the Gerald Schottenstein Cultural Center, 239 E. 34th St. (btwn 2nd & 3rd Avenues) at 7:30 p.m. and is open to the public free of charge.

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