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Audiovisual performance in Cēsis honours the Jews murdered during the Shoah

Cēsis hosted an audiovisual performance called “Silence Falls,” which was attended by residents as well as visitors from other cities, including members of the Riga Jewish Community.

Jewish genocide memorial day commemorated in Latvia

One of the darkest days in Latvian history is commemorated on July 4: Jewish genocide memorial day. The day was marked by numerous remembrance events, including at the site of the former Great Choral Synagogue in Rīga

The Jewish community of Latvia is actively helping refugees from Ukraine

The Jewish community of Latvia is actively helping refugees from Ukraine. Elderly members...

Latvia passes long-awaited Holocaust restitution law

Latvia’s parliament passed a Holocaust restitution bill that includes compensation for lost Jewish property and funding to revitalize the Baltic nation’s Jewish community, which was almost completely wiped out during World War II.

Latvia marks 80 years since Rumbula Holocaust massacre

A commemorative event was held at the Rumbula forest with officials, diplomats, and members of the Latvian Jewish community to mark the 80th anniversary of the biggest mass murder of civilians in the history of Latvia.

Latvian parliament supports compensation for Holocaust-era property in principle

The Saeima, Latvia's parliament, declared support in principle for a bill resolving to compensate the Jewish community for property lost during the Holocaust.

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