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  4/8/2013, Nisan 28, 5773

Latvia, Lithuania Sending Documents to Yad Vashem


Millions of documents are being sent from archives in Latvia and Lithuania to the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial institution in Jerusalem in the framework of a comprehensive research project financed by the Genesis Fund.

The documents include thousands of copies of passports which reveal the names of those who were murdered in the countries of the former Soviet Union, the stories of their lives and deaths and of their families. It is hoped that the project will result in the first-ever revelation of the life stories of about 1.5 million Jews from the former Soviet Union who lost their lives in the Holocaust.