The United Nations Department of Public Information, in partnership
with Yahad-In Unum, is pleased to invite you to
“The Holocaust by Bullets:
Uncovering the Reality of Genocide”
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
ECOSOC Chamber, Temporary North Lawn Building (UNHQ NY)
Father Patrick Desbois with an eyewitness who can identify unmarked mass graves in Moldova. Photo: Aleksey Kosyanov.
Yahad-In Unum is the leading research organization investigating mass executions and collecting evidence of more than 2.2 million Jews and Roma killed in Eastern Europe between 1941 and 1944. To date, YIU has identified over 800 extermination sites and recorded the testimony of more than 3000 eyewitnesses to these crimes Belarus, Moldova, Poland, Romania, Russia and Ukraine.
This event, organized by the Holocaust and the United Nations Outreach Programme in New York, will highlight Yahad-In Unum’s work and action by the international community to help prevent genocide today.
Opening Statement: Peter Launsky-Tieffenthal, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, and Ambassador Martin Briens, Deputy Permanent Representative and Chargé d’Affairs of France to the United Nations.
- Father Patrick Desbois, Catholic priest and President of the association “Yahad-In Unum”
- Andrej Umansky, Research Associate at Yahad-In Unum
- Karen Odaba Mosoti, International Lawyer, Head of the Liaison Office of the International Criminal Court to the United Nations in New York
- Gillian Kitley, Senior Political Affairs Officer, Office of the Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on the Prevention of Genocide
The discussion will be moderated by Pamela Falk, CBS News - United Nations Resident Correspondent