Exhibition "Rumbula. Anatomy of the Crime. 1941" at the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia


On Wednesday, November 30, 4 p.m. the exhibition about the tragic events before 70 years in Rumbula was opened at the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia. The exhibition is made in cooperation with the museum „Jews in Latvia”.

Exactly before 70 years the Rumbula massacre, the biggest Holocaust atrocity in occupated Latvia, took place. November 30 and December 8, 1941, on the way to Rumbula forest near Riga German SS, SD and Police forces with the support of Latvian SD and Police killed 25 000 people. All together during the Nazi occupation of Latvia  from 1941 to 1944 70 000 Latvian Jews and 20 000 Jews brought from other European countries were killed.

On the way form the Riga ghetto to Rumbula, 1941
On the way from the Riga Ghetto to Rumbula, 1941

Authors of the exhibition:
Historians: Iļja Ļenskis, Uldis Neiburgs, Marģers Vestermanis
Designer: Ģirts Boronovskis
Video projection author - Jānis Ķīkulis

In the exhibition the materials from the museum „Jews in Latvia”, the Museum of Ocuupation of Latvia, Latvian National Archives, German Federative Archives and Holocaust research centre and museum „Yad Vashem” in Israel.

The exhibition is supported by:
Museum of Ocuupation of Latvia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia, European Commision representation in Latvia, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia.

The exhibition will be open to the public from December 1, 2011 till September 2012.



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