Aizpute
  Aizpute Hasenpoth Distance from Riga 186 km (A9, P115) The Jewish community of Aizpute, founded in 1751, was in fact one of the first Jewish communities in the Duchy of Courland. In 1881, 1/3 of the overall town population, were Jews. By 1935, the 534 Jews made up 15,6% ...

Bauska
  Bauska Bauske   Distance from Riga 66 km (A7)   The first Jewish settlement of the descendants of the Lithuanian Jews appeared on the right bank of the river MÄ“mele in the early 17th century. By the 18th century Bauska had a functioning synagogue and a Jewish cemetery. The local Jews were granted ...

Dagda
  Dagda Dageten   Distance from Riga 301 km (A6, P61)   The Jewish community was formed here in the early 19th century, at which time a cemetery was also opened. The first reliable information about the number of Jews in the locality is dated back in 1847. The records state that 77 ...

Daugavpils
  Daugavpils Dinaburg, Dvinsk   Distance from Riga 232 km (A6)   Founded in 1275 as a castle, the settlement was officially designated a city in 1582. During the course of its history the city had different names: Dinaburg, Borisoglebov, Dvinsk (since 1893), and finally Daugavpils (since 1920). The local Jewish community was ...

Jaunjelgava
  Jaunjelgava Neustadt, Friedrichstadt   Distance from Riga 85 km (A7, P85, P87)   Neustadt, the original name of the town, was changed to Friedrichstadt in 1646 and to Jaunjelgava in 1920. The first Jews came to Friedrichstadt from the surrounding villages, Lithuania and Byelorussia. The local Jewish community was formed in the early ...

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