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December 7, 2021
2:00 PM

On November 30 and December 8, 1941, approximately 25,000 Jews were murdered in the Rumbula Forest outside Riga, Latvia. Along with the massacre at Babyn Yar, the Rumbula Massacre represents one of the largest two-day Nazi mass shootings. Only three people who arrived at the Rumbula killing site survived the Holocaust.

80 years after the massacres, join the Museum for a program revisiting the events at Rumbula and exploring their legacy. The program will feature work-in-progress clips from Rumbula’s Echo, a forthcoming historical documentary film from director and producer Mitchell Lieber. The program will also feature a discussion between Lieber; Ilya Lensky, Director of the Jewish Museum of Latvia; Elie Valk, Chairman of the Association of Latvian and Estonian Jews in Israel; and Richards Plavnieks, Assistant Professor of History at Florida Southern College and author of Nazi Collaborators on Trial During the Cold War: Viktors Arajs and the Latvian Auxiliary Security Police.

A $10 suggested donation enables us to present programs like this one. We thank you for your support.

This program is presented in connection with Boris Lurie: Nothing To Do But To Try.
Live closed captions will be available during this program.
We would like to express our appreciation to the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) for supporting this public program. Through recovering the assets of the victims of the Holocaust, the Claims Conference enables organizations around the world to provide education about the Shoah and to preserve the memory of those who perished.

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Public programming at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy C. Hochul and the New York State Legislature; a Humanities New York CARES Grant with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the federal CARES Act; and other generous donors.

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Photo of Rumbula forest courtesy of Boris Lurie Art Foundation.