Riga, the New Jewish Cemetery, Monument to the Jews of Eglaine

Location of the monument:

Latitude: 56.988553
Longitude: 24.207555

In July 1941, not far from Skola Street, members of the local self–defence group shot 12–15 Jews of Eglaine.

In 1950, upon the initiative of their surviving relatives, the deceased were reinterred in the New Jewish Cemetery of Riga, a black granite obelisk was erected, it has an inscription in Yiddish, mentioning the names of the deceased: “My beloved, unforgettable deceased. Dear parents, brothers and sisters Meyers, Ella–Deborah, Ichak, Yehuda, Zilya, Hannah, Berta, Sarah Jakobsohn and friends Abraham Gellermann with his family, Yehuda Leib– Haimowitsch with his family, Abram Falkin with his family. July 1941.”

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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