Limbaži Municipality, Pāle

Location of the monument:

Latitude: 57.705013
Longitude: 24.643384

On 6 July 1941 local self–defenders in Pāle village began shooting Soviet activists, among them also three Jews were killed at the Parish Council House – Max and Isaac Gottlieb and Max Goldblatt.

In 1965 the victims killed at the Paris Council House were reinterred in the Pāle Cemetery, where a monument was erected – a stele in granite with the names and surnames of the deceased and a quote by J. Rainis in Latvian: “You broke us, oh, hostile enemy”.

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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