Determining the parameters of Holocaust execution sites

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Jan 28 23:07:53 UTC 2014

Maybe they think "parameters" means "boundaries" or "limits."


On Tue, Jan 28, 2014 at 3:54 PM, Joel S. Berson <Berson at> wrote:

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> In an article on executions of Jews in Eastern Europe during the
> Holocaust, highlighting research showing that "a third or more" died
> not by gas in concentration camps but by being shot in small numbers
> in "thousands of villages, quarries, forests, wells, streets and homes".
> "Father Desbois has worked with the American Jewish Committee on five
> sites in Ukraine and Belarus to clear them, find their parameters and
> have them marked."
>   NYTimes, Jan. 27/28,
> or p. A10 (col. 4 in NE Edition).
> I assume this should have been "perimeters".  (Word's first
> correction suggestion for "perameters" is "parameters".)
> Joel
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