Dagda Municipality, Murāni Pine Forest

Site of massacre:

Latitude: 56.098319

Longitude: 27.491133

The Nazi troops occupied Dagda on 28 June 1941. The Jews of Dagda were arrested on 25 July. Initially the arrested Jews were placed in a shed next to the commandant’s office, but later practically all of them were shot at the Dagda Jewish Cemetery and in the Murāni Pine Forest. Part of the Jews from Dagda were convoyed to the Daugavpils ghetto, however, not all of them reached it, one group of those who were being transported was shot by the local self–defenders on the way, approximately 300 m from Kalna Višķi.

A symbolical memorial sign with the Star of David was placed at the site of massacre in Murāni Pine Forest. At present the place is overgrown.

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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