On Thursday, May 12, 2011, Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism Hannah Rosenthal recognized the work of Father Patrick Desbois, President of the Yahad-In Unum Association of France, with a Tribute of Appreciation certificate. The event took place in the Treaty Room of the U.S. Department of State. Father Desbois delivered remarks and a short film about his mission was screened. Father Desbois has dedicated his life to identifying previously unknown Holocaust-era mass graves, countering anti-Semitism, and advancing Catholic-Jewish relations. Since 2001, he and his team have identified the remains of over one million Jews and Roma in almost 1,000 mass graves across Eastern Europe.
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