Yom Kippur Special: Catholic Priest Investigates “Forgotten” Holocaust


Tonight marks the beginning of Yom Kippur, the Jewish ‘Day of Atonement.’ In honor of the reverent holiday, we bring you a unique story in Jewish history that would have been largely forgotten if not for a Catholic priest. Father Patrick Desbois spent over a decade traveling across Eastern Europe in search of mass graves used by Nazi Germany killing squads to bury some 2 million Jews — roughly a third of those who died during the Holocaust. We sit down with Desbois to talk about his work and his goal: to learn from the past and stop this kind of genocide from happening again.

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Title: Yom Kippur Special: Catholic Priest Investigates “Forgotten” Holocaust

Format: Video

Clean of Graphics: Yes

Type: Segment

Subject(s): News & Public Affairs, Religion, WWII

Public Broadcasting Station or Institution: WLIW | MetroFocus

Original Broadcast/Publish Date: 10/11/2016

Runtime: 00:06:37

Main Asset File Size: 5.55 GB

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Language: English


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