This material is based on the Ph. D. dissertation
being written by Robin O'Neil in partial fulfillment of the doctoral requirements
for the Ph. D. degree at University College, London.
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Yizkor Book Project
I made the acquaintance by mail of a charming man in Israel, Mr. Uriel Zur Schützer, when I was securing permission from him to publish yizkor material from Stryj, Ukraine. Mr. Schützer asked me if I would like some additional material that he had on the trial of the Germans who had carried out the extermination of the Jews in Stryj. In a few weeks, a heavy package arrived containing the transcript of the 1947 trial in Vienna of these Germans plus a 12-page introduction by Mr. Tuvia Friedmann all in German. Even with my college German I could tell that this was a very potent document, which belonged on the yizkor book site.
I called a friend of mine, a Professor Emeritus of German, told him about the material, and invited him to come over and look at it. When he did, he became very excited. First, because we wanted to find out if the material had been translated, he posted a message on a Holocaust web site, and we received replies that gave us even more information about the material we had. Eventually, this material will be added to the Stryj site.
One of the replies was from Robin O'Neil, who sent material from his PhD dissertation still in draft form covering not only the extermination of the Jews in Stryj but that of many other Galician towns. Every day he sent me more material.
All that he transmitted will be put on the Yizkor Book web site. His object is to share this information. Much of it is emotionally shattering, but it is important for us to understand the enormity of the horror that befell the Jews.
Robin is a very special person and his brief bio, which I asked him to write, illustrates his experience and humanity. I am grateful that by chance I was able to get his research and make it available to JewishGenners.
Biography of the Author
The Author: Honorary
Dr. Robin O'Neil is a former police major crimes investigator who worked at the cutting edge of major criminal investigations in the United Kingdom and Central Europe. Formerly of Scotland Yard, the Metropolitan and Home Counties Police. service, he then took up the challenge of academia. After obtaining his Masterís and Doctorate with University College London, he now specializes in the investigation of Nazi war crimes and the destruction of the European Jewish communities 1933-1945. He is a regular lecturer at Universities in the United Kingdom, United States, Israel and Eastern Europe
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