The Jewish Community of Latvia would like to thank all those who took part in the commemoration of the 82th anniversary of the extermination of the Riga ghetto prisoners.

At the memorial in Rumbula, foreign diplomats, representatives of public organizations and the Jewish community were addressed by Deputy chairperson of the Riga City Council Linda Ozola, Deputy chairman of the Latvian Council of Jewish Communities Dmitry Krupnikov, Israeli Ambassador to Latvia Sharon Rappaport-Palgi, Producer-Director of the documentary film “Rumbula’s Echo” Mitchell Lieber (USA) and students of the Sh. Dubnov Riga Jewish Secondary School. The ceremony was led by the director of the museum “Jews in Latvia” Ilya Lensky, prayers were held by the rabbi of the Riga synagogue Eliyohu Krumer and a member of the community cantor Telman Guzhevsky.

In the evening, people lit candles at the Freedom Monument in memory of those killed in Rumbula. The Prime Minister of Latvia Evika Siliņa and Minister of Culture Agnese Logina also lit the candles.








Foto: Latvijas ebreju kopiena, Vlads Surics,