Holocaust By Bullets

Final Presentation Seminar

Please join us in this interactive panel as we present our findings from our Service Learning class, Holocaust By Bullets.

Over the past fifteen weeks, Nazareth Students have worked diligently to address the global reality of genocide and mass violence through the understanding of personal and systemic injustices in local contexts. Shedding light on the silenced, persecuted, meek, and victimized we have worked to document personal findings so that we may never forget their stories and prevent great atrocities that may seem inevitable for our future.

The event will focus on the students' engagement around the topic of mass violence and genocide with four community representatives, Mr. Henry Silberstern, Holocaust survivor; Dr. David Anderson, Visiting Scholar and African American activist; Ms. Lauren Jimmerson, Seneca of the Haudenosaunee People; and "Joe" (alias); Iraqi interpreter with US troops in Iraq.

During our interactive panel, the audience will have the opportunity to speak with students about:

  • learning Yahad-In Unum's methodology in a seminar with Fr. Patrick Desbois and his staff;
  • engaging Yahad-In Unum's methodology within their local context;
  • responding to the challenges of ethnographic work in real time and within a Service Learning model;
  • wrestling with the ongoing realities of mass violence and genocide in our time while in conversation with individuals who have experienced firsthand the lethal realities of antisemitism, racism, sexism, and war.


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Holocaust By Bullets Final Presentation Seminar

Saturday, Dec. 12th, 9:30-10:30am


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Father Patrick Desbois

Father Patrick Desbois has devoted his life to researching the Holocaust, fighting anti-Semitism, and furthering relations between Catholics and Jews. Father Desbois is a Catholic priest and President of Yahad – In Unum, a global humanitarian organization he founded in 2004 dedicated to identifying and commemorating the sites of Jewish and Roma mass executions in Eastern Europe during World War II.

He also serves as director of the Episcopal Committee for Catholic-Judeo Relations, under the auspices of the French Conference of Bishops. He is the grandson of a WWII French prisoner held in the Rawa Ruska camp on the Poland-Ukraine border. In 2004, he began to research the story of the Jews, Roma and other victims murdered in Eastern Europe during WWII by the Nazi mobile killing units, the Einsatzgruppen. His work through Yahad has been recognized through numerous awards and public commentary in France and throughout the world.