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.
The Archive of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency includes articles published from 1923 to 2008. Archive stories reflect the journalistic standards and practices of the time they were published.