Oleksandra Pekackova Modelska is a PhD student at the Department of Russian and East European Studies at Charles University. Oleksandra has a Master of Arts degree in International Relations and Diplomacy from Anglo-American University (AAU) in Prague. Her key interests are: the Holocaust historiography and Soviet Jewish emigration. In her own PhD research, she focuses on the Holocaust in Estonia. Her bachelor’s thesis analyzed the Soviet Jewish emigration and the concept of the Soviet Refuseniks during President Carter’s administration.