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 Nazi’s buried thousands of Jews who they had murdered.
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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:
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