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    Father Patrick Desbois,Paul A. Shapiro
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    St. Martin's Griffin; First edition (November 24, 2009)
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his modest Roman Catholic priest from Paris, without using much more than his calm voice and Roman collar, has shattered the silence surrounding a largely untold chapter of the Holocaust when Nazis killed . million Jews in Ukraine from 1941 to 1944.

his modest Roman Catholic priest from Paris, without using much more than his calm voice and Roman collar, has shattered the silence surrounding a largely untold chapter of the Holocaust when Nazis killed . 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

Holocaust by Bullets book.

Holocaust by Bullets book. 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, with the goal of providing proper burials for the victims of the forgotten Ukrainian Holocaust.

The Holocaust by Bullets: A Priest's Journey to Uncover the Truth Behind the Murder of . Million Jews. The poignant story of how a Catholic priest uncovered the truth behind the murder of one and a half million Ukrainian Jews. 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.

Father Patrick Desbois, a French Catholic priest, has .

Father Patrick Desbois, a French Catholic priest, has dedicated his life to reclaiming the dignity of the Jewish dead by unearthing these anonymous graves and honoring the victims with proper burials. The operation was placed in charge of SS - Standartenfuhrer Paul Blobel, the same Nazi who had previously been responsible for the execution of the Jews at Babi Yar.

The poignant story of how a Catholic priest uncovered the truth behind the murder of one and a half million Ukrainian Jews

The poignant story of how a Catholic priest uncovered the truth behind the murder of one and a half million Ukrainian Jews. 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

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Uncovering the Holocaust in Ukraine Desbois also serves historians of the Holocaust, complementing German .

Uncovering the Holocaust in Ukraine. The Holocaust by Bullets is a powerful, if unusual, book. In the early chapters of the book, most of the attention falls on Desbois and his journey toward the study of the Holocaust, beginning with his childhood in France.

The poignant story of how a Catholic priest uncovered the truth behind the murder of one and a half million Ukrainian JewsFather 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.

In this heart-wrenching book, Father Patrick Desbois documents the daunting task of. .

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. Country of Publication. Million Jews by Father Patrick Desbois (Paperback, 2009).

In "The Holocaust by Bullets," Father Patrick Desbois, a French Roman Catholic priest, embarks on a sacred mission with the help of many others who are also deeply committed to the ideals of truth and justice. His goal is to uncover the facts concerning the slaughter of roughly . million Jews in the former Soviet Union by the Nazis and those who collaborated with them. Among the murdered were many young women and children, as well as the elderly.

The poignant story of how a Catholic priest uncovered the truth behind the murder of one and a half million Ukrainian Jews

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 World War II's bloodiest chapters. Published with the support of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

"[T]his modest Roman Catholic priest from Paris, without using much more than his calm voice and Roman collar, has shattered the silence surrounding a largely untold chapter of the Holocaust." --The Chicago Tribune


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A French priest scours the Ukrainian countryside for mass graves and elderly eyewitnesses; and after two generations still finds plenty of both. As gripping as the production of another Frenchman - Claude Lanzmann, "Shoah" - this little book produces the kind of hard evidence to satisfy the inquiry of future generations, down to the production dates of German shell casings. It is not really "new" or "undiscovered" terrain: the killing fields of the Western USSR were already well-documented. But here we have the perfect combination of German records, material evidence, and eyewitness accounts of persons who were children and thus outside the politics of time and place, remembering only the unforgettable reality permanently stamping itself into their souls.

This accounting also shows the Holocaust was more than gas chambers and crematoria; that such death technology is not necessary for the spirit of genocide to flourish. It's sad but true, however, that if Hitler's armies had confined themselves to "body count" field killing they likely could have gotten away with it, chucked down the official Orwellian Memory Hole like My Lai.

In that regard there seems some desire here to sidestep the doings of Ukrainian collaborators. The elderly witnesses interviewed are always sympathetic: supposedly they feel the tragedy imposed upon their Jewish neighbors, as upon themselves, as co-victims of Nazi-occupied Ukraine. We know that is not the full story of this time and place. Fr. Desbois is doubtless working in a spirit of Ukrainian-Jewish reconciliation, under the moral authority of the West.

But his work shows that the facts themselves are unchallengeable; the truth is still out there, buried in the ground, awaiting light. The soil "still breathes."
Meztihn
What a horrible book. You notice that I gave it five stars, which it deserves. I cannot stop thinking of it. I have read a great deal about World War Two, and about the holocaust. I thought that I knew enough to understand what had happened, but obviously I did not. I thought that I had some idea of the beastliness of men, but I did not. I don't really know why God didn't end the world right then. There were countless acts of heroism, of course. But the despair that those people must have felt is beyond my comprehension. For German troops to sit at table, eating sausages and drinking wine, thirty feet from where Jews were being shot and dropped into pits, is something that I just have a problem coming to terms with. Thanks to Father Desbois and his people for going to the Ukraine and the Crimea and finding these witnesses, and hearing what they had to say before they passed away.
I hope you will buy this book and read it. It is really quite well done, and easily read. I kept imagining it as being used as a school textbook, it ought to be. I won't be forgetting this book for a long time, if ever.
Celak
This is undoubtedly the most harrowing Holocaust related book I have ever read and I've read many. I applaud Father Dubois for this incredible journey he has undertaken - I cannot imagine doing what he has done, its hard enough just reading about it, but to be there, to see the pits, to speak to witnesses - I can't imagine how he sleeps at night. The witness testimonies were particularly difficult to read - I had always assumed Ukrainians willingly colluded and helped Nazis etc kills the Jews - but here we have a different view - that many were forcibly (at gun point) requisitioned to participate in the mass killings. This is a very hard book to read but a very important work! I can't keep thinking of it. I can't keep imagining what it must have been liked to be forced from my home with my loved ones, stripped and shot into a pit. It's unimaginable and yet it happened to 1.5 million human beings. Innocent human beings and so many little children.
Mbon
Amazing insight by this heroic priest, Patrick Desbois. In the days before the Nazis invented the gas chambers, they used to march Jews from small towns into the forest where they made them undress and then shot them into open mass graves. The soldiers were ordered not to use more than one bullet per Jew in order to preserve the supply of bullets for the war effort. Father Desbois travelled through Eastern Europe for over a dozen years to the small towns where surviving villagers took him to the killing fields where he and assistants used metal detectors to find the buried bullets used to kill the Jews. He gathered up the bullets as evidence and concluded that another one to one and a half million Jews had been killed in the forests of Eastern Poland and Ukraine who were totally undocumented. In several cases, villagers told him the ground was moving for three days, because wounded Jews and infants who were thrown in alive, took three days to die. The book is spell binding as it reveals personal heartbreaking stories of individual villagers some of whom who were school friends of the Jewish victims who recounted these stories to Father Debois. a MUST read for anyone who wants to understand the depths of the evil of the Nazi empire and why we need to fight hate today.