Tukums Municipality, Vecmokas District

Location of the monument:

Latitude: 57.007143
Longitude: 23.061235

In July 1941 in the forest of Vecmokas District the local self–defenders killed a number of Jews from Tukums – representatives of the local intelligentsia (doctors, public figures, etc.), who were accused of supporting the Soviet power.

After the war a memorial stone was erected on the site of murder with an inscription in Latvian and in Russian. A sign, carved in wall, on the roadside points to the memorial place.

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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