The headline reads: Father Patrick Desbois is on a mission to Uncover the Mass Graves of Nearly Two Million Jews. 60 Years After the Holocaust, Time is Running Out.
The article about Father Desbois’s mission is quite long, so I’m giving you the highlights here. This quote gives the gist of the story:
His work is bringing to light an often-neglected chapter of Holocaust history—that of entire Jewish communities massacred where they lived. “This project has focused attention on the need for greater understanding of the Holocaust in the East,” says Paul Shapiro, Director of the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM). It balances our perception of the Holocaust, he adds, which has been of “trains taking people to death camps” with events that “in large part took place before the trains even started.” Over a third of the murdered six million were killed by bullets in Eastern Europe: Desbois’ work—recording testimony, documenting mass graves and even collecting the actual bullets—not only provides irrefutable evidence of this but is changing the way we understand the Holocaust itself.
I have highlighted the important points for you busy readers who don’t have the time to wade through a long article. This is important because finally the Holocaust story makes sense. I have written many times on my blog that it didn’t make sense for the Nazis to transport Jews from all over Europe to death camps in what is now Poland and go to the trouble of building gas chambers to kill them when they could have just killed them with bullets right where they lived.
Here is a quote from Holocaustdenier.com which explains the value of this new Holocaust evidence:
“Shoah By Bullets” is apparently one of the Jewish fallback plans in the event the diesel/insecticide gas chamber/gas van myths die. It also has about as much evidence backing it up as the gas chamber stories. “Shoah by Bullets” is more believable to modern audiences than “Shoah by insecticide” or “Shoah by Gas Van.”
Eric Hunt, who wrote the above quote, is exactly right. Shoah by Bullets is far more believable that the Holocaust stories of gassing by using carbon monoxide from diesel engines, or the use of Zyklon-B (an insecticide) for gassing people, or the use of gas vans to kill people with carbon monoxide during a ride to the cemetery.
The Shoah by Bullets took place in Ukraine, which was part of the Soviet Union when Germany invaded the Soviet Union in June 1941. The invasion provided the perfect cover for shooting 2 million Jews in Ukraine. There were bullets flying all over the place when, according to the article, “roving death squads called Einsatzgruppen followed in their wake with a license to kill those who might “endanger the security” of Hitler’s regime—which translated into Jews, as well as some political dissidents.”
The killing by the Einsatzgruppen is already part of the Holocaust story, but as I understand it, Father Desbois is claiming that the “Shoah by Bullets” was far more extensive than previously thought. It accounts for one third of the Holocaust.
This quote is from the article about Father Desbois which you can read in full here:
For the shooters, efficiency and order were paramount. The rule became one Jew, one bullet. If the bullet failed to kill someone, he was pushed into the pits and buried alive. Friedrich Jeckeln, a commanding SS General of the Einsatzgruppen who is credited with developing many of these techniques, also devised the horrific “sardine packing” method of positioning victims face down on top of those who had just been murdered, in order to maximize space.
The survivors of the killing in Ukraine are dying off fast, but Father Desbois is talking to as many of the eye-witnesses as possible. Here is another quote from the article:
For Desbois, the experience at the mass grave in Rawa-Ruska was a personal revelation. He realized that there were citizens all over Ukraine who most likely had similar untold stories. He turned to Cardinal Jean-Marie Lustiger, the Archbishop of Paris and a leader in French interfaith relations, for advice. Lustiger, who died in 2007, was a Jew, whose mother died at Auschwitz; he converted to Catholicism in his teens after living with a Catholic family, but maintained his Jewish identity even after converting and becoming a priest—at his death, Kaddish was recited before the mass. Together, he and Desbois founded the organization Yahad-in-Unum (both the Hebrew and Latin words for “together”), with the goal of documenting all of the mass extermination sites in Eastern Europe. Desbois began journeying through Ukraine, knocking on doors in search of witnesses. Some recounted their stories willingly, as if in confession, and asked him to pray with them afterwards. Others needed cajoling, reluctant to revisit their pasts.
For more information on the “Shoah by Bullets,” go to Eric Hunt’s revisionist website here.