Koknese Municipality, Vecbebri

Location of the monument:

Latitude: 56.722605
Longitude: 25.485002

At the beginning of July 1941, when the Nazi troops entered Bebri parish, 6 Jews of Bebri parish were shot in a forest (approximately 8 km from Vecbebri).

The site of murder in the forest is extremely overgrown and impassable; therefore the Council of Jewish Communities in 2006 erected a monument to the victims in the centre of Vecbebri village, at the post office. The monument consists of a grey stone with a plaque in black granite, with two Stars of David engraved and an inscription in Latvian and English: “In commemoration of Jews of Bebri: the Birins and the Fridmans families, murdered in 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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