USHMM Make Holocaust Related Ukrainian Archives Available Online #announcements #records #ukraine #usa

Jan Meisels Allen



The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) has made Holocaust-related Ukrainian Archives available on line with special permission from the Ukrainian State Archives. This results in 10 million pages of records that will be accessible online for the first time.

The first one million pages are now searchable at

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These archives include historical materials from before, during and after the Holocaust. They include collections topics such as:


  • The activities of Jewish political, cultural, educational and philanthropic organizations;
  • information about individuals, census data, vital statistics, lists of names, personal files, etc.;
  • pogroms during the Russian civil war, closure of synagogues and dissolution of Jewish communities by the Soviet authorities, demographic and statistical information and other documentation;
  • the Nazi German administration in occupied Ukraine and Ukrainian auxiliary police;
  • Jewish ghettos;
  • postwar developments, such as Soviet investigations of war crimes committed by Germans and their allies on the occupied territories, return of evacuated populations, restitution of Jewish property and war crimes trials and Soviet antisemitism.


With one of Europe’s largest pre-war Jewish populations, Ukraine was the site of critical events in Holocaust history, including the beginning of Nazi Germany’s systematic mass killings of Jews after the invasion of the Soviet Union in 1941. At least 1.5 million Jews were killed within Ukraine’s current borders.


To read the press release see:


Thank you to Phil Goldfarb, President, JGS Tulsa, for sharing this information with us.


Jan Meisels Allen

Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee