The forgotten

Latvian and Estonian Jews bemoan the fact that their story has been overlooked in the annals of Holocaust history.

December 10, 2010 15:17
Mass grave from the Holocaust, Riga, Latvia.

mass grave Latvia_521. (photo credit: Jon Immanuel)


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On December 10, Latvian and Estonian Jews in Israel commemorate the almost total destruction of the two Baltic countries’ Jewish communities 69 years ago, an event which in Nazi terms was a complete success, encountering little known resistance. Even the famous words attributed to historian Simon Dubnow, who was among the victims, to “write down and record” what Germans were doing might only be fabricated legend.

As one of the first large communities to be obliterated, in 1941, it took years before the exact location of the massacre of 25,000 Jews in Riga could be identified, as their remains were dug up, burned, ground into powder and plowed into the earth in 1943. Only through patient laboratory analysis was soil in the forest eventually found to contain their remains.


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