The Holocaust by Bullets: The Mass Shooting of Jews in Ukraine

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Venue:The Shul, 9540 Collins Ave., Surfside, FL

Father Patrick Desbois, author of The Holocaust by Bullets: A Priest’s Journey to Uncover the Truth Behind the Murder of 1.5 Million Jews (2008 National Jewish Book Award winner) and President of Yahad-In Unum, will present a free lecture on the topic of the mass shooting of Jews in Ukraine during World War II. Between 1941 and 1944, almost 1.5 million Ukrainian Jews were murdered when Nazi Germany invaded the Soviet Union. This lecture presents the evidence, both physical and testimonial, gathered by French Catholic priest Father Patrick Desbois and his team. The shootings of the Jews in Ukraine were the first mass killings of the Holocaust. They occurred not in secluded sites or behind barbed wire fences, but in public, often very close to the victim’s towns and villages. Father Desbois and his team (an interpreter, a ballistics expert, a photographer, and an archival researcher) have spent the more than five years uncovering the history of the events that occurred and locating the sites of mass graves of Jews killed by the Einsatzgruppen, the Nazi mobile killing units. This free lecture is cosponsored with The Shul; Targum Shlishi, a Raquel and Aryeh Rubin Foundation; Yahad-In Unum; The Holocaust Memorial; and Books & Books.

For more information please contact the Shul at 305-868-1411, ext. 7319.