About the Moshe Mirilashvili Center
The Moshe Mirilashvili Center for Research on the Holocaust in the Soviet Union operates under the auspices of The International Institute for Holocaust Research at Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority in Jerusalem. The purpose of the Center is to promote and initiate the innovative research about the history of the Jews during World War II who were living on territories included within the borders of the Soviet Union as of June 22, 1941. Read more...
This Month in Holocaust History in the Occupied Territories of the Former USSR
On January 1 or 2, 1943 the last remaining Jews in Izyaslavwere surrounded by Germans and Ukrainian policemen. Those who tried to run away were shot to death on the spot. The others were taken by truck and shot to death. Read more...
A group of 20 – 25 Jews from Pyatigorsk was arrested in late December 1942, or on January 1, 1943 and later shot in the area of Mashuk Mountain. Read more...
Featured Stories: Jewish Soldiers in the Red Army
Evgenii (Efim) Khaldei
Evgenii (Efim) Khaldei was a well-known photographer, who took a photo of the Reichstag in May 1945. Read more >>>
Leonid Rabinovich discovered the masterpieces of the Dresden Gallery that had been hidden by the Nazis in 1945. Read more >>>