Latvia commemorates National Holocaust memorial Day

A commemorative ceremony was held in Riga by the Council of Jewish Communities of Latvia to observe the country’s Holocaust Memorial Day, and it was attended by prominent figures from Latvia’s highest public authorities. The event marked a significant anniversary, symbolizing the start of the Holocaust in Latvia when the Nazis set fire to the Great Choral Synagogue of Riga in 1941.

One of the highlights of the ceremony was the presence of Margers Vestermanis, a local Holocaust survivor and historian. His firsthand account of surviving the Riga ghetto and enduring multiple concentration camps added a deeply meaningful aspect to the occasion.


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