Riga Jewish History


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 Riga in the Jewish Encyclopedia of 1901- 1906

The Jews of Riga (then and now)
Includes photos of the Ghetto area

A Tourist Visits Riga’s Jewish Old Town in 2000
(Much of this no longer exists)

 

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A comprehensive Latvia History bibliography may be found at Jewishgen.org’s Latvia SIG page.These are selections from that page with abridged
descriptions. Visit the link, above, for more information about each book and additional books
on related topics.

City of Life, City of Death: Memories of Riga
By Max Michelson
University Press of Colorado
177 pp. $24.95
Reviews of City of Life, City of Death: Memories of Riga
Comments by Elie Wiesel. Reviews from the Jewish Advocate of Boston and Bostonia Magazine.

Dokumental'naia istoriia evreev Rigi
[Translation: Documentary History of Riga Jews]
Shmuel' TSeitlin
Izrail': [s.n.], 1989.

A richly illustrated book on the history of the Riga Jewish community from
the sixteenth century to the present, written by Zionist activist Bubi Tseitlin.

The Jews in Riga: Fragments of the Jewish History of Riga
a brief guide-book with a map for a walking tour
Marger Vesterman
Riga: Museum and Documentation Centre of the Latvian Society of Jewish Culture, 1991.

Evrei v Rige: fragmenty evreiskoi istorii na karte Rigi
kratkii putevoditel
Marger Vesterman
Riga: Izd. Muzeia i dokumentatsionnogo tsentra Latviiskogo ob-va evreiskoi kultury, 1992.
Russian edition of The Jews in Riga: Fragments of the Jewish History of Riga.

 The Jews of Latvia - U.S. Commission and Consular Report
     (probably early 1940's)
     Detailed statistics and information about Jewish life in Latvia in the first half      of the 20th century.

Jewish High Schools in Latvia in 1939-1940 - Address Book

 

FILM & VIDEO

Jewish Latvia (Dvinsk, Riga, others) Videos

 

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