Do you have Latvian roots?

March 4, 2010 by Henry Benjamin
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The Vice-Mayor of Riga has signed the go-ahead to establish a ghetto museum in the city.

In a world-wide appeal, the Latvian capital’s Rabbi Menachem Barkahan is seeking not only funds for the project but any artefacts relating to the Holocaust period in the city.

In a report to J-Wire, Rabbi Barkahan states that the Riga Ghetto area has not undergone any architectural changes in the last sixty years.

There are still small wooden houses and cobbled streets…and many of today’s residents in the area are not aware of what happened happened to the city’s Jews in 1941.

20,000 Jews from Germany, Czechoslovakia and Hungary passed through the Riga Ghetto. More than 70,000 Latvian Jews were murdered in the Holocaust period.

For more information visit the project’s web site.

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