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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.

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.

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