"In France, where the Germans were often unable to distinguish Jews from Frenchmen, the Gestapo imported Ukrainians, who found the French Jews for them." — Simon Wiesenthal
Letter 15 indicates that two of the foremost historians of the Holocaust appear to be unaware of the pogrom described by 60 Minutes.
Letter 16 indicates that Simon Wiesenthal has contradicted himself as to the time of occurrence of this pogrom.
Letter 19 presents the testimony of Erwin Schulz who also seems to be unaware of the pogrom described in 60 Minutes, but rather testifies that during this same interval in Lviv, Jews killed 5 thousand Ukrainians.
Letter 20 documents that the hypothesis supported in letter 19 — that in fact prior to the arrival of the Germans in Lviv, Jews killed 5 thousand Ukrainians — is compatible with testimony from a number of sources.
Letter 21 reveals that 60 Minutes attempted to lend credibility to the idea of Ukrainian actions against Jews during the pre-German interval by changing the dates on which Simon Wiesenthal's mother was arrested and his mother-in-law was killed.
Letter 24 suggests that the reversal of victim and victimizer is a habit of almost five decades' standing in the repertoire of Simon Wiesenthal, an early instance being his offering drawn copies of photographs of Germans executed by Americans as depicting Jews executed by Germans.
On top of the above six letters to Simon Wiesenthal may be added one letter to and one from the renowned historian of the Jewish Holocaust, Raul Hilberg. In my letter to professor Hilberg, I ask whether he knows of any events that resemble the Wiesenthal-Safer Lviv Massacre of 1941. Professor Hilberg kindly outlines for me the events that he knows of in that place and at that time — and none of these come close to resembling the event described by Wiesenthal and Safer.
Letter to Hilberg
Letter from Hilberg
Thus, the above six letters to Simon Wiesenthal, and on top of that the letter to and from Raul Hilberg, suggest that the most serious allegation brought forward by 60 Minutes — that the Lviv Massacre consisted of Ukrainians killing 5 to 6 thousand Jews — did not in fact occur, and even that it may be the exact opposite of the truth — that in fact the Lviv Massacre consisted of Jews killing 5 thousand Ukrainians.
This degree of distortion is, of course, a very grave one to attribute to individuals of the prominence of Simon Wiesenthal and Morley Safer, and to an investigative journalism show as respected as 60 Minutes, but I ask you to read these eight letters and decide for yourself if that is not the direction in which the evidence points.