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Public discussion dedicated to the International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Session I: Digital media about Holocaust and challenges of freedom of speech: How can we draw the line between freedom of speech and stigmatization of group or individuals? Should the freedom of...

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Commemorative Event at Bikernieki Memorial site

On the UN International Holocaust Remembrance Day Latvia joins with other countries in remembering this most tragic chapter of the 20th Century`s history and commemorates the victims of the Holocaust....

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Latvia commemorates Holocaust Victims

On 4 July 1941 in Gogola Street, Riga, the Choral Synagogue was burned to the ground by Nazis and local collaborators with people locked inside. This date that marked the beginning ofthe Holocaust in...

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Presidents of Latvia and Israel Open Memorial to Žanis Lipke

On 30 July the President of the Republic of Latvia Andris B?rzi?š and President of the State of Israel Shimon Peres opened a memorial to one of Latvia’s most notable rescuers of Jews during World...

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Austrian Jews in Latvia. Refuge – Asylum – Deportation

Austrian and Latvian historians and researchers worked together for some years researching the fate of Austrian Jews who fled the territory of Nazi-occupied Austria between 1938 and 1940 and went to...

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"Holocaust Commemoration in Latvia 1945-2015"

On 3 July, on the eve of the official Holocaust Remembrance Day in Latvia, the exhibition “Holocaust Commemoration in Latvia in the Course of Times 1945-2015” was opened. The exhibition was...

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Database: "Holocaust Memorial Places in Latvia"

The Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Latvia, an IHRA grant recipient, is pleased to announce the launch of the database “Holocaust Memorial Places in Latvia”. The database was...

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Museum "Jews in Latvia"

The Museum “Jews in Latvia” was created in 1989 by a group of Holocaust survivors under the leadership of historian Margers Vestermanis. Its permanent exhibition in the Riga Jewish Community House...

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Lo Tishkach – European Jewish Cemetery Initiative

Lo Tishkach was founded in 2006 by the Conference of European Rabbis with the support of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany. Its database, aimed at collating all known data on...

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