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Subject: New Book from USHMM
Date Posted: 10/22/2008 12:33 PM ET
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Holocaust by Bullets: A Priest's Journey to Uncover the Truth Behind the Murder of 1.5 Million Jews


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Father Patrick Desbois; with a foreword by Paul A. Shapiro, Director, Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies, United States Holocaust Memorial Museum 



In this heart-wrenching book, Father Patrick Desbois tells the poignant story of how he spent most of a decade locating 800 mass gravesites and other execution sites of Jews exterminated by Nazis in Ukraine. Using forensic evidence, eyewitness accounts, and new archival material, Desbois brings new focus to the Einsatzgruppen mobile killing squads in Ukraine. He moves on to honor the victims with proper burials, bring life to their stories, and interviews aging Ukrainian witnesses to this travesty.

Dr. Deborah Lipstadt writes, “Father Patrick Desbois has performed a special act of loving kindness not for one person but for hundreds of thousands of people who were murdered in cold blood. He has done so despite the fact that many people would have preferred this story never to be uncovered and others doubted that it ever could be done."


272 pages, 16 photos


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