The Holocaust by bullets: a priest's journey to uncover the truth behind the murder of 1.5 million Jews

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Palgrave Macmillan, Aug 19, 2008 - History - 233 pages
In this heart-wrenching book, Father Patrick Desbois documents the daunting task of identifying and examining all the sites where Jews were exterminated by Nazi mobile units in the Ukraine in WWII. Using innovative methodology, interviews, and ballistic evidence, he has determined the location of many mass gravesites with the goal of providing proper burials for the victims of the forgotten Ukrainian Holocaust. Compiling new archival material and many eye-witness accounts, Desbois has put together the first definitive account of one of history's bloodiest chapters. Published with the support of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

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Haunted by the fact that his grandfather was a French prisoner held at the Rawa-Ruska forced labor camp was the impetus for Father Desbois to learn more and chronicle the stories of those who ... Read full review

THE HOLOCAUST BY BULLETS: A Priest's Journey to Uncover the Truth Behind the Murder of 1.5 Million Jews

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Fully one quarter of the Holocaust's six million victims never made it as far as the Nazi death camps, writes Father Desbois; they were simply shot and stacked in pits.On visits to Eastern Europe ... Read full review


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About the author (2008)

Patrick Desbois is secretary to the French Conference of Bishops for relations with Judaism, advisor to the Cardinal-Archbishop of Lyon and advisor to the Vatican on the Jewish religion. Grandson of a deportee to the Rawa Ruska camp, he has set out to investigate the mass murder of Eastern European Jews by the Nazis during the Second World War. He is the winner of the B'nai B'rith International Award for Outstanding Contribution to Relations with the Jewish People. He lives in Paris, France.

Paul A. Shapiro is the Director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies.

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