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Evil Has a Name: Dinko Šakić

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Calendar   Speaking Engagements
Location Zoom
Date Tue, May 25, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Duration   1h

The Defiant Requiem Foundation invites you to a special conversation with board member Tommy Baer entitled Evil Has a Name: Dinko Šakić

In 1995, as the newly elected international president of B’nai B’rith, Tommy Baer made it his mission to find Dinko Šakić – the brutal commandant of the Jasenovac concentration camp near Zagreb, Croatia, and the last of the living major WWII war criminals – and bring him to justice. Using a combination of diplomatic pressure mixed with political sensitivity, and drawing motivation from his own personal Holocaust history – losing three grandparents in the Theresienstadt (Terezín) concentration camp and escaping Nazi Germany with his family in 1939 at the age of one – Mr. Baer led a four-year effort that resulted in Dinko Šakić’s arrest, extradition, and conviction.

Please join The Defiant Requiem Foundation on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, at 6:30PM as Mr. Baer recounts this extraordinary journey in a conversation with Foundation President & Artistic Director Murry Sidlin.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Register here.

The work of The Defiant Requiem Foundation is funded by the support of generous donors. Please consider making a gift to the Foundation by clicking here.

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