Untold Stories - Murder Sites of Jews in Occupied Territories of the USSR
There are more than 2,700 mass murder sites of Holocaust victims in the territory of the USSR (within the borders of June 22, 1941). At these sites, the Germans and their allies, with the help of local collaborators, murdered, mostly by shooting, Soviet Jews, Jews from the territories annexed by the USSR in 1939-1940, and refugees from territories occupied by the Germans in those years, as well as Jews deported by the Germans and their allies from Western and Central European countries, Carpathian Ruthenia, and Romania. Most of the shooting sites are located near the towns and villages where the Jews used to live prior to the war. Numerous local residents, along with a few Jewish survivors, were eyewitnesses to these massacres.
The goal of the "Untold Stories" project is to provide exhaustive information about these understudied aspects of the Holocaust, drawing on a large body of testimonies and official documents written in various languages and at different times. The project also includes a section that tells about Jewish efforts to memorialize the Holocaust.
Note: Geographical designations in the project are given in the languages of the relevant countries, according to the geopolitical situation on the eve of World War II (1939).