Since launching its military invasion of Ukraine on February 24, 2022, Russian forces have perpetrated attacks against civilian populations. There is a reasonable basis to conclude that these attacks constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity. In justifying this attack, Russian President Vladimir Putin has misrepresented and misappropriated Holocaust history by claiming falsely that democratic Ukraine needs to be “denazified.”
The Museum issued this statement in February 2022 condeming Russia's outrageous attack on Ukraine and Vladimir Putin's exploitation of Holocaust history as a pretext for war.
This downloadable flyer provides background information on the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the mass atrocity crimes being committed by Russian forces against the Ukrainian people, and what you can do to help.
Pursuing Justice for Mass Atrocities: A Handbook for Victim Groups, is an educational guide and practical tool for victims and survivors of mass atrocity crimes who are seeking justice. This is the Ukrainian language version of the Handbook, which is available in multiple languages at ushmm.org/pursuing-justice
This article discusses the efforts underway to investigate the crimes Russia is committing against the Ukrainian people and to prevent further atrocities, and what is needed to lay a foundation for accountability.
This brief outlines a number of initiatives undertaken to seek justice for atrocity crimes committed by Russia against Ukraine, and discusses additional avenues for justice that could be pursued.
This report shares a readout from a private convening of experts to discuss potential scenarios of mass atrocity escalation in Ukraine. Key themes include perpetrator motives, geographic patterns of violence, types and indicators of violence, and potential atrocity prevention actions.