Paul Shapiro, Director of the Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, reflects on the significance of Fr. Patrick Desbois's efforts to locate and preserve the evidence of the Holocaust in the Soviet Union.
In 2004, Father Patrick Desbois set out to locate the estimated 2,500 killing sites across Ukraine where Jews were murdered by Nazis and collaborators during the Holocaust. Learn about the importance of his work, see some of the evidence he has rescued, and hear testimonies that survivors of the Holocaust in Ukraine have allowed the Museum to record.
Through our comprehensive campaign, "Never Again. What You Do Matters," led by honorary chair Elie Wiesel, the Museum seeks to secure the resources to keep Holocaust memory alive as a force for change in today's world.
To address issues of genocide prevention, the United States Holocaust Memorial Council created the Committee on Conscience shortly after the Museum opened. The mandate of the Committee is "to alert the national conscience, influence policy makers, and stimulate worldwide action to confront and work to halt acts of genocide or related crimes against humanity."