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Jewish genocide memorial day marked in Latvia

State President Egils Levits attended a remembrance event at the site of the former Rīga Great Choral Synagogue, which was burned to the ground with people inside it in one of the most horrific episodes of the WWII in Latvia.

Head of Daugavpils’ Jewish Museum is a student at 72

Josifs Ročko, a teacher, local historian, and the founder of the museum “Jews in Daugavpils and Latgale” is still publishing new history books at the age of 72 and continues selflessly contributing to society in eastern Latvia.

Marģers Vestermanis presented with letter of commendation by Latvian President

Marģers Vestermanis was presented with a letter of commendation at Riga Castle for his lifelong work in creating the historical memory of Latvian society, documenting the history of Latvian Jews and the Holocaust in Latvia.

Latvia regards Hezbollah as a terrorist organization

Latvia regards Hezbollah as a terrorist organization.

Audio map explores Rīga’s Jewish WWII hideout locations

An online audio map of Rīga has been created to provide information about the locations where Jews were hidden in the city during World War II.

Latvia elects former dissident with Jewish roots

The Latvian parliament elected European Court of Justice judge and former dissident Egils Levits as the new president of the Baltic state.

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