While the Holocaust has been well-documented in Western and Central Europe, few have studied what happened when German forces overran what is now Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova and western Russia.

By Angela Charlton, Associated Press
PARIS — Who is to blame for the killing of 1.5 million Jews in Nazi-occupied Ukraine? And what can be done now to dispel age-old anti-Semitism in Ukraine, honor Jewish dead and move on?
For the first time, scholars from around the world shared documents and knowledge about the Holocaust in Ukraine at a conference this week in Paris dedicated to this poorly understood passage in Adolf Hitler’s torrent of terror across the continent.

The talks were not easy, as resentment, frustration and emotion bubbled repeatedly to the surface among the researchers from Israel, Ukraine, Germany, the United States and elsewhere.