A Tale That Needs to be Told and Retold

Today’s New York Times tells the story of a French priest who is documenting the horrors of the extermination of Ukrainian Jews by the National Socialists: “A Priest Methodically Reveals Ukrainian Jewsâ?? Fate.”

The hard thing is to imagine how anyone could do such things:

Other witnesses described how the Nazis were allowed only one bullet to the back per victim and that the Jews sometimes were buried alive. â??One witness told of how the pit moved for three days, how it breathed,â? Father Desbois recalled.

I was recently loaned a very interesting little book that warned the world in 1938, Address Unknown, by Kathrine Kressmann Taylor. It’s a short book and a good read. (The plot twist is very “1930s,” but appropriate.)


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