Father Patrick Desbois, author of In Broad Daylight: The Secret Procedures Behind the Holocaust by Bullets, will be featured at a discussion 2 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 21, at the Detroit Film Theatre at the Detroit Institute of Arts. The talk will be moderated by WDIV anchor Devin Scillian.
Desbois has devoted his life to researching the Holocaust, fighting anti-Semitism, and furthering relations between Catholics and Jews. He is the founder and president of Yahad-In Unum, a global humanitarian organization dedicated to identifying and commemorating the sites of Jewish and Roma (Gypsy) mass executions in Eastern Europe. His book, In Broad Daylight, documents mass killings in seven countries, formerly part of the Soviet Union, that were invaded by Nazi Germany.
There is free admission to the event, presented by the Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit Annual Jewish Book Fair, the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Holocaust Memorial Center, and co-sponsored by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Detroit and KeyBank.
Refreshments and book signing follow the talk. Advanced registration is required; and there is a limit of two tickets per person. Visit www.dia.org or (313) 833-4005 for more information and to reserve tickets.