(Ukraine) IHRA Project to Study Killing Sites In Krements Region of Western Ukraine #ukraine


Jan Meisels Allen
 

The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) initiated a project
to study Holocaust-era killing sites in the Kremenets region of western
Ukraine. They are scanning the area while they still have survivors who can
tell them where to search. IHRA's report ruled out conducting archeological
digs in killing sites as it violates Jewish law.

Nazis had thousands of killing sites in the Ukraine. This is but one of
them-that is part of a larger project funded by the German government. The
team is led by Meylakh Sheyket, director for the Union of Councils for Jews
in the Former Soviet Union which is using geophysical imaging to delineate
the area where in 1942 Nazis buried thousands of Jews who they had
murdered.

To read more on this see: http://tinyurl.com/log75tw
Original url:
http://forward.com/articles/211177/holocaust-researchers-use-imaging-to-find
-mass-gra/

IHRA is an intergovernmental body whose purpose is to place political and
social leaders' support behind the need for Holocaust education, remembrance
and research both nationally and internationally. To learn more about IHRA
see:
https://www.holocaustremembrance.com/about-us

In full disclosure I was an invited speaker on access to holocaust records
this June to an IHRA committee.

Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee

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