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Past and Present at NAU: Holocaust and Yazidi Genocide Lecture with Father Patrick Desbois
January 29 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Martin-Springer Institute at Northern Arizona University is bringing author Father Patrick Desbois to the Flagstaff campus. Desbois will discuss Past and Present: Holocaust Memories and Yazidi Genocide, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, January 29, in Prochnow Auditorium.
“Father Patrick Desbois embodies some of the core values of the Martin-Springer Institute: actively remembering the Holocaust past and raising awareness of today’s genocidal assault on the Yazidi religious community in Iraq,” says Björn Krondorfer, director of Martin-Springer Institute.
Desbois is a French Roman Catholic priest, a consultant to the Vatican, and head of the Commission for Relations with Judaism in France. He is the founder of the Yahad-In Unum, an organization dedicated to locating mass graves sites of Jewish victims of the Nazi mobile-killing units in the former Soviet Union. He received the Légion d’honneur, France’s highest honor, for his work documenting the Holocaust. In 1978, he worked as a math teacher for the French government in Africa. Desbois later worked for Mother Theresa in Calcutta, where he helped set up homes for the dying. His 2008 book, The Holocaust by Bullets: A Priest’s Journey to Uncover the Truth Behind the Murder of 1.5 Million Jews (Palgrave Mcmillian), won the National Jewish Book Award.
Prochnow Auditorium (Bldg. 3A) is located on Knoles Drive on the NAU Flagstaff campus. Tickets are required for entrance and are $10 for the public, and free for NAU and Coconino Community College staff and students. Find tickets at 928.523.5661 or nau.edu/cto. Find event parking passes at nau.edu/parking.
**Tickets are required for entrance and are $10 for the public, and free for NAU and Coconino Community College staff and students. Find event parking info at nau.edu/parking.