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Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance will open its new special exhibit, “Holocaust by Bullets, Yahad-In Unum - 10 Years of Investigations,” with a reception and lecture on September 10, 2015 beginning at 5:30 p.m. The exhibit will run through December 31, 2015

Based on 10 years of research and investigation by the French organization Yahad-In Unum, the exhibit chronicles the lesser-known side of the Holocaust in which more than 2 million Jews were gunned down and left in unmarked mass graves across Ukraine, Belarus and Russia. “Holocaust by Bullets” will run through December 31 and is presented in English and Spanish.

The systematic killing of all Jews and Roma started before the creation of death camps and gas chambers and continued until WWII‘s end. More than 1,700 mass killing sites in Europe have been identified. Modern-day massacres in areas such as Cambodia, Rwanda, Darfur, the Balkans and Syria may be modeled on these village-by-village, on-site massacres perpetrated by the Nazis and others.

The exhibit’s opening reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Thurs., Sept. 10.   The lecture will begin at 6:30 p.m. with opening remarks by Kevin J. Farrell, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Dallas. Yahad-In Unum Director Marco Gonzalez and Project Manager Alexis Kosarevskyi will provide a behind the scenes look at the organization’s operation.

Yahad-In Unum’s work deeply resonates with Gonzalez, who grew up in Guatemala where military dictatorships perpetrated systematic mass killings of an estimated 200,000 ethnic Mayans, mostly during the early 1980s. He is today responsible for a team of 27 professionals working in the Paris and Brussels offices, field team members located in Eastern Europe, researchers in Germany and Washington, D.C. and a network of volunteers and partners around the world.

Born in the Ukraine, Kosarevskyi trained directly under Father Patrick Desbois, president and founder of the organization, to lead the investigations on the ground. Today, he manages and coordinates an investigative team which travels to Eastern Europe several times a year.

The exhibition is presented and sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Dallas. Special thanks to the Carl B. & Florence E. King Foundation and 70 kft.

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