Yuriy Skira. The Called: Monks of the Studite Statute and the Holocaust

The book explores the efforts made by the Studite Statute monks of the Lviv Archdiocese of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church to save the Jews during the Holocaust. The author answers various issues related to their sheltering. He analyzes the motivations, methods, and risks of the rescuers and the rescued alike, and also debunks myths developed due to the previous researchers’ insufficient awareness of local conditions and rescuers’ capabilities. The study restores the historical truth and develops a comprehensive vision of the Studites’ rescue action, which was launched by their Archimandrite, Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky, and saved lives of several hundred adults and children. (more…)

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