Latvian Jews commemorate Holocaust with a march
RIGA, Latvia (Press Release)–On July 04, 2010, the Holocaust Memorial day in Latvia more than 500
people participated in the memorial march “Steps for Life”. The event was organised by religious community “Shamir” in co-operation with the World Congress of Russian Jewry and the Jewish Community Council of Europe.
Members of Jewish communities of Latvia, diplomats, delegations from Germany, Israel and USA, “Maccabi” members and Riga inhabitants participated in the event. They walked from the Old Jewish
cemetery through the Riga ghetto area to the Big Choral Synagogue memorial and burnt candles there in memory of killed Jews.
More than 70 000 Latvian Jews were killed in Latvia in the Holocaust. The flourishing Jewish community was exterminated. More than 20 000 Jews from Western Europe were deported to Latvia and killed here. The tragedy can’t be forgotten.
Preceding provided by the Shamir Jewish community in Latvia
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