Skrunda Municipality, Skrunda

Location of the monument:

Latitude: 56.633233
Longitude: 22.055032

The Jews of Skrunda parish were shot in July 1941 (according to other data – at the beginning od August) in a forest behind the Sumata River.

In 2007 the Council of Jewish Communities of Latvia erected at the Sumata River a commemorative stone with two Stars of David and an inscription in Latvian: “On 7 August 1941 in this forest fascist murdered approximately 50 Jews of Skrunda and its vicinity, including the Katskos.”

Further reading:

  • Meler M. Jewish Latvia: Sites to Remember. Tel-Aviv: Association of Latvian and Estonian Jews in Israel, 2013.
  • Ezergailis A. The Holocaust in Latvia, 1941-1944: The Missing Center. Riga: The Historical Institute of Latvia; Washington, DC: US Holocaust Memorial Museum, 1996.

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