The Soviet Union will make available millions of Nazi documents, photographs and other records of the Holocaust captured in Eastern Europe by Soviet troops at the end of World War II for inclusion in the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, according to officials planning the museum.

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Council on Wednesday announced that the materials will be made available for the first time to Western scholars, investigators and legal experts through an agreement signed with the Soviets in Moscow on July 29."We're obviously thrilled," said Miles Lerman, chairman of the Committee of International Relations for the council.