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INTRODUCTION

The Holocaust in Latvia destroyed most of the Jewish population and most Jewish institutions. A much smaller but vibrant Jewish community is rebuilding in Latvia today. See Jewish Latvia Today.

The list of camps, ghettos and killing sites below is by no means complete but is a starting point.

 

CONCENTRATION CAMPS

Riga-Salaspils (Kurtenhof)

Riga-Kaiserwald (Mezaparks)

Dundaga

Eleje-Meitenes

Jungfernhof (Jumpravmuiza)

Lenta

Manor of Strazdu

Poperwahlen (Dundaga II)

Spilwe

 

GHETTOS

Riga Ghetto

Dvinsk Ghetto

Liepaja Ghetto

 

KILLING SITES

Bikernieki Forest (outside of Riga)

Daugavpils/Dvinsk

Gogol Street Synagogue (Choral Synagogue of Riga)

Jelgava (Mitau)

Liepaja (Skede)

Rumbula Forest (outside of Riga)

Valmiera

 

HISTORIES & COMMENTS

Jewish History of Latvia - Holocaust Period

Extermination Of The Latvian Jews In 1941
By Margers Vestermanis
Director of the "'Jews in Latvia" Museum/Documentation Centre

Remembrance and Understanding of the Holocaust in Latvia
Speech by Vaira Vîíe-Freiberga, President of Latvia,
Stockholm January 27, 2000

  Latvians and Jews Between Germany and Russia
      by Frank Gordan

The History of the Deportation of [German] Jewish citizens to Riga in 1941/1942
By Prof. Dr Wolfgang Scheffler

The Latvian Holocaust
Christian Churches of G-d overview

The Holocaust in the Baltics - Overview/Summary

 

READ MORE ABOUT IT

The Holocaust in Latvia, 1941-1944 : The Missing Center
By Andrew Ezergailis
Historical Institute of Latvia in association with the USHMM
465 pp. $50.00
 Excerpt - Introduction

The Unfinished Road: Jewish Survivors of Latvia Look Back
By Gertrude Schneider
Praeger Publishers, 1991, 232 pages, $69.95
The remembrances of thirteen survivors of the Holocaust in Latvia
combined with the story of a Latvian-Swedish Jewish businessman-negotiator,
who worked to save concentration camp victims.

How to Document Victims and Locate Survivors of the Holocaust
by Gary Mokotoff, Avotaynu, 1995

`Im ha-gav el ha-kir: Lehimat yehudei Latvia be-natzim
(With their backs to the wall: The armed struggle of Latvian Jewry against
the Nazis 1941-1945)
By Dov Levin
Jerusalem: Yad Vashem, 1978.

MASTERS OF DEATH
The SS-Einsatzgruppen and The Invention of the Holocaust

By Richard Rhodes
Knopf.
335 pp. $27.50
Washington Post review of Masters of Death, by Deborah E. Lipstadt
New York Times Review of Masters of Death, by Walter Reich

The Murder of the Jews in Latvia, 1941-1945
By Bernhard Press, Laimdota Mazzarins (Translator)
Northwestern University Press
222 pp. $18.00

Tainy rizhskogo podpol´ia: bor´ba rabochikh Rigi v gody gitlerovskoi
okkupatsii, 1941-1944.

By Ianis Dzintars
Riga: Avots, 1986.

Véstules Nákamibai: Latvijas Partizanu Kustibas un Komunistika Pagrides
Cinitaju Pirmsnaves Atvadas: Dokumentu krajums (1941-1945).

By Magers Vestermanis
Riga: Liesma, 1965.

Endless Miracles
By Jack Ratz, Felice Eisner
Shengold Publishing 1998
178 pp.

From Hell To Redemption - A Memoir of the Holocaust
By Boris Kacel
University Press of Colorado 1998
232 pp. Hardcover

 

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Latvia Jewish History - Overview


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