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  •  The work of French priest Father Patrick Desbois (1+ / 0-)
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    Has uncovered thelocation of many execution sites not previously located.  Through his work interviewing witnesses and participants in the killing in the Ukraine, he estimates that an additional 500,000 Jews were killed.  Father Desbois has traveled across the Ukraine and gone into villages and towns asking to speak to the oldest people there.  He has simply asked "What happened to the Jews?"  One woman testified to being ordered to climb down into an execution pit and walk back and forth across the corpses in order to level the bodies, so that more people could be exectured.  Five men testified how they rushed to a German army camp in order to secure rifles so that they could help execute 500 Jews in the town of Ternopil inside the Christian cemetary.  One remembered decapitating bodies inside the church.  Father Desbois traveled with a full-time nine member camera crew in order to record the testimonies.  If you'd like to read more about this, his book is entitled A Holocaust by Bullets: A Priest's Journey to Discover The Truth Behind the Murder of 1.5 million Jews.

    If I am not for myself, then who will be for me? When I am only for myself, then what am "I"? And if not now, when?

    by betorah on Mon Mar 04, 2013 at 12:05:58 PM PST

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