Riebiņi Municipality, the Aizupieši Forest

Location of the monument:

Latitude: 56.367104
Longitude: 26.77933

The first murders of Jews in Riebiņi occurred already in July 1941, but extermination of a greater scale took place in 23 August, when a couple of hundred Jews were taken by the local and Malta’s self–defenders to the Aizupieši Forest and shot there.

In 1955 on the site of massacre the families of deceased erected a monument – an obelisk in black granite with an inscription in Russian: “Eternal remembrance to Jews of Riebiņi town, who tragically perished, killed by German fascist occupants on 23 August 1941. Relatives.”

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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