Wiesel Invited to Visit the USSR

The Soviet Union has invited Elie Wiesel, chairman of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council, to visit the USSR from October 20 through November 2 to meet with Russian scholars and archivists on the fate of millions of non-Jewish Serbs, Ukrainians, Poles, Czechs, Russian soldiers and others killed in Nazi concentration camps during World War II.

The meetings in Moscow are to prepare for a conference sponsored by the Memorial Council at the State Department on February 20, 1987, on non-Jewish victims of the Nazis. Wiesel will also gather information for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum being built in Washington.