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Jewish Riga

Like most of Latvia, Riga once had a thriving Jewish life. After Cossack and Communist deportations, Nazi murders, and Soviet repression, very little survives.
The Synagogue was burned on July 4, 1941
The Synagogue was burned on July 4, 1941
The remains of the burned Synagogue
The remains of the burned Synagogue
Water has collected on the original flooring
Water has collected on the original flooring
The synagogue in the old city survived
The synagogue in the old city survived
It still needs police protection
It still needs police protection
The inside is well maintained
The inside is well maintained
Books are aging
Books are aging
A survivor
A survivor
He escaped to Russia during the war
He escaped to Russia during the war
He now lives happily in Riga -- and speaks Yiddish
He now lives happily in Riga -- and speaks Yiddish
This person lives in Riga and speaks Yiddish
This person lives in Riga and speaks Yiddish
The Jewish Community Center still survives
The Jewish Community Center still survives
Posters announce current events . . .
Posters announce current events . . .
. . . and recall past events
. . . and recall past events