75-year anniversary of the extermination of Riga Ghetto
We would like to invite you to participate in commemorative events dedicated to 75-year anniversary of the extermination of Riga Ghetto.
Tuesday, November 29
12:00 Commemorative ceremony on the Rumbula memorial.
Arranged by Counsel of Jewish communities of Latvia.
Bus leaves from Skolas street 6 at 10:45 am.
President of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis, Speaker of the Saeima Inara Murniece, other government officials, diplomatic corps, non-government organizations and members of Jewish community will participate in the event.
15:00 Museum “Jews in Latvia” (Skolas street 6).
Opening of a new Holocaust exhibition.
The author of the exposition - the founder and curator of the museum, ex-prisoner of the Riga Ghetto and concentration camps Margers Vestermanis.
Wednesday, November 30
14:00 Museum of the Occupation of Latvia (Raina bulv.7)
Readings of fragments of diaries written during the years of holocaust.
Excursions around the museum are available for groups and individually (upon the request).
18:00 Lighting the candles on a Monument of Freedom in memory of Jews who perished in Rumbula (social initiative).
19:00-20:00 Memorial of Žanis Lipke (Mazais Balasta dambis 9)
Performance of jazz-percussionist Arkady Gotesmann (Lithuania).
“Honest story about Gotesmann- Man of God”
20:00-20:30 Conversation with the artist about the Gotesman’s family during the holocaust.