Holocaust Remembrance Day marked in Latvia

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International Holocaust Remembrance Day was observed in Latvia on January 27 with a ceremony taking place at noon at the Biķernieki memorial near Rīga, attended by officials and foreign ambassadors.

The United Nations General Assembly designated January 27 International Holocaust Remembrance Day as it is the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp.

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.



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.

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