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Rumbula victims remembered in Latvia

30 November marked the 81st anniversary of the biggest mass murder of civilians in the history of Latvia. A Latvian civic initiative commemorated the tragic events by laying candles at the foot of the Freedom Monument in Rīga.  

Exhibitions on Jewish history and culture inaugurated in Naujene and Bauska

The exhibition “Life in the town of Vishki” is open in the Naujene Local History Museum of the Augšdaugava Municipality. At the same time, the exhibition “The Lost World of the Litvaks in the Drawings of Gerardas Bagdonavičius (1901-1986)” has been inaugurated at the Bauska Museum.

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.

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