MENU - Liepaja-The Holocaust
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
The murder of nearly 3,000 Liepaja
Jews at nearby Skede, on the Baltic Sea, occurred on December 14 - 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
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.
SKEDE MASS GRAVES TODAY
Skede Mass Graves and Memorial
Edward Anders has identified the location of the mass grave at Skede with the aid of a 2003 satellite photo. The grave is the line from A - E. This page also has ground photos of the remnants of the execution ditch. A memorial marker containing this text has been placed near this area. Edward Anders estimates that 40% of thse killed at Skede were non-Jews, including those who attempted to save Jewish lives.
DEDICATION OF MEMORIAL - JUNE 9, 2004
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
By Edward Anders, from the Encyclopaedia of the Holocaust
Town Named Libau (Liepaja) - Yizkor Book
Translation of 36 page history of the town.
The Killing Fields of Skede
Includes selected photos of Skede and memorial dedication
NAMES OF VICTIMS AND SURVIVORS
Database of Victims and Survivors of Liepaja
Liepaja Jewish Cemetery Burials 1909-1941
Holocaust in Liepaja in brief, and how the list of names was created
Einsatzgruppen (mobile killing units) - Film Footage
Liepaja, Latvia [requires Real Player - free download available]
These are photos of executions of Liepaja Jews at nearby
Skede, Latvia on December 14-17, 1941. These photos are at the web site of Edward Anders, an expert on the Holocaust in Liepaja.
Shkede Executions - 10 Photographs
Holocaust in Latvia - Einsatzgruppen
of Jewish Latvia - Liepaja (Libau)
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