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
The Germans occupied Łuck on June 25, 1941. On the next day, during a pogrom staged by Ukrainian residents, several Jews were killed and many wounded. On June 30, 300 Jewish men and, on July 2, another 1,160 were shot to death in the Lubart Fortress in the city by the Germans as a reprisal for the murder of the Ukrainian prisoners by the NKVD personnel and of German soldiers. More...
Between July 1 and 15, 1942 an SD unit shot to death 1,029 Jewish prisoners of war and 18 Krymchak [Jewish] refugees from Sevastopol at the Bakhchisaray prisoner of war transit camp (Dulag) and threw their bodies into the nearby Egis-Oba (Bakhchisaray) reservoir. Most of the victims had previously been in the Tole POW camp. 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 >>>