United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is one of the foremost institutions of the world engaged in Holocaust-related research and education. The Museum’s International Archival Program Division conducts research and acquisition programmes across 53 countries worldwide. In the past two decades, close to 70 million pages of Jewish- and Holocaust-related documents have been acquired for the Museum’s Archives.

USHMM performs research as a member of the Yerusha network in three countries: Ukraine, Greece and Serbia. The Ukrainian project focuses on public collections in the Khmelnitsky, Chernivtsi and Volyn regions. In Greece, holdings of state, central and regional archives are surveyed as well as private collections and repositories of Jewish communities. In Serbia, the research focuses on the surviving records of two major Jewish communities: Novi Sad and Subotica.

The USHMM’s Yerusha research is led by historian and archivist Vadim Altskan, Senior Project Director for the International Archival Programs Division at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum’s Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies. Vadim’s research interests are modern Eastern European, Balkan, and Jewish histories, as well as the Holocaust. He has published several works on Russian Jewish history and on the Holocaust in the Soviet Union.