Liepaja-The Holocaust


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INTRODUCTION

About 7100 Jews lived in Liepaja in June of 1941. Approximately 200 survived the Nazi occupation of Latvia along with about 300 who survived in the USSR.

The murder of nearly 3,000 Liepaja Jews at nearby Skede, on the Baltic Sea, occurred on December 15 - 17, 1941. These killings by the Einsatzgruppen (mobile killing units) and of their Latvian collaborators are documented in an extraordinary and heartbreaking photographic record. A film clip and still pictures are accessible below.

A list of the names of most of the victims and survivors was created in
recent years through the efforts of Ed Anders and his colleagues and may
also be accessed below.

 

DEDICATION OF MEMORIAL - JUNE 9, 2004

Dedication of Libau Memorial Wall and Renovation of Cemetery
A memorial wall with the names of 6400+ victims who perished was dedicated in Liepaja (Libau) on June 9, 2004.

Photos of the Libau Memorial Wall

 

LIEPAJA HOLOCAUST HISTORIES ON THE WEB

Liepaja-December 14-16 Action
Yad Vashem

 A Town Named Libau (Liepaja) - Yizkor Book
     Translation of 36 page history of the town.

 

NAMES OF VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS

A Database of Victims and Survivors of Liepaja

Liepaja Jewish Cemetery Burials 1909-1941

The Holocaust in Liepaja in brief, and how the list of names was created

 

FILM FOOTAGE

Einsatzgruppen (mobile killing units) - Film Footage (select
      Einsatzgruppen, scroll to the end of that page)
      Liepaja, Latvia [requires Real Player - free download available
]

 

PHOTOS

These are photos of executions of Liepaja Jews at nearby Skede, Latvia on December 15-17, 1941. These photos are at the web site of Edward Anders, an expert on the Holocaust in Liepaja.

Shkede Executions - 10 Photographs

 

RELATED PAGES

The Holocaust in Latvia - Einsatzgruppen

History of Jewish Latvia - Liepaja (Libau)


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