March 3, 2009
Father Patrick Desbois in conversation with Paul LeClerc
introduced by Paul Holdengräber
direction and live drawings: Flash Rosenberg
video editor: Sarah Lohman
The Holocaust by Bullets: A Priest's Journey to Uncover the Truth Behind the Murder of 1.5 Million Jews is Father Patrick Desbois’ story of his heroic mission to investigate the murder of Ukrainian Jews by Nazis during World War II. His team visited the sites of these murders, and interviewed surviving witnesses, many of whom were recruited by the Germans to assist in the executions.
Father Desbois, secretary to the French Conference of Bishops for relations with Judaism and advisor to the Vatican on the Jewish Religion, speaks with Paul LeClerc, president of The New York Public Library, to reveal how he gathered stories and forensic evidence about these additional, secret, mass killings—hidden from history until now.