On this annual day of commemoration, the UN urges every member state to honor the six million Jewish victims of the Holocaust and millions of other victims of Nazism. Latvia became a member of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) in 2004.
On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we honour the memory of millions of victims of Nazi brutality. I recall my recent moving visit to Yad Vashem, where we also honour the Righteous Among the Nations. pic.twitter.com/xp7OsTH1lL— Egils Levits (@valstsgriba) January 27, 2023
On the #HolocaustRemembrance Day we mourn all the victims of this unspeakable human tragedy, #WeRemember all the Jews who perished in occupied Latvia during #Shoah, and again we say NO to hate, extremist and totalitarian ideologies that made this unspeakable crime possible— Edgars Rinkēvičs (@edgarsrinkevics) January 27, 2023
Biķernieku memoriālā Rīgā šodien atcerējāmies traģiskos 1941. - 1944. gada notikumus, kad tūkstošiem nevainīgu cilvēku cieta holokaustā.— EK pārstāvniecība 🇪🇺🇱🇻 (@EiropasKomisija) January 27, 2023
🕯️ Biķernieku mežā atrodas lielākie nacisma upuru masu kapi Latvijā.
Šodien pieminam holokausta upurus, noliekot ziedus.#WeRemember pic.twitter.com/FlSApqV3DC
In addition to January 27, the victims of the Holocaust in Latvia are also commemorated on July 4 and November 30 each year.
For an overview of the Holocaust in Latvia, we recommend the virtual exhibition of the Rīga Ghetto and Holocaust museum.
This piece from our archive traces the events linked to the Rīga Ghetto.
We would also point you towards this short documentary from LTV.