"The Jews of Latvia" exhibition, a work-in-progress, strives to give the Museum visitor a sense of the history of Latvia's Jewish community, often as told by those who once lived in Latvia or their descendants.
In 1947, Riga
native Max Kaufmann, a survivor of the Second World War,
wrote a book (mostly in German), called "Churbn Lettland:
Die Vernichtung Der Juden Lettlands" ("Chorbn Lettland: The
Destruction of the Jews of Lettland.")
This book is essential reading for those very interested in the history of Latvia and the Jewish community, as it was written not long after the war and describes in detail the events that occurred to the Jews during the Holocaust.
The English translation of the aforementioned book will appear here within the Museum's confines in an excerpted form (many of these excerpts are presented too in French) along with other pertinent material. The Museum welcomes other material of interest that relates to the history of the Jewish community of Latvia, e.g. family stories, photographs. Please contact the Museum of Family History at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please read and view selected chapters and photographs pertaining to Latvia that are located within the Museum, by using the following link(s) below:
Lettland: The Destruction of the Jews of Latvia"
"Churbn Lettland: La destruction des Juifs de Lettonie" (in French)
The Jews of
Latvia Wall of Remembrance
As part of this exhibition, the Museum of Family History honors and preserves the memory of those of our family members who died in Riga during the second World War. If you have photographs of such family members, please send them to the museum at the aforementioned email address. Include the name of the person(s) in the photo, the approximate date of the photo, where the photo was taken, and any biographical information you can supply about them.