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 June 1, 1942 members of Einsatzgruppe C and local auxiliary policemen forced 528 local Jews drom Łużki into the Jewish study house, then took them out of town to a wheat field and shot them to death. Read more ...
On Sunday, June 29, 1941, announcements were distributed across the Daugavpils ordering all the Jewish men (aged 18-60) to report to the market square. During the evening, all those gathered together were taken to the prison. The shootings began the following day. By July 7, 1942, 1,125 prisoners had been shot in the railroad public garden, next to the prison. 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 >>>