Opening of the Museum of the Riga Ghetto



Elie Valk, chairman of the Association of Latvian and Estonian Jews in Israel, released a statement with links to news reports of the opening of the first part of the Museum of Riga Ghetto today.  The statement reports that ‘The idea of creating such a museum was circulating in the Jewish Community for three to four years. Finally Menachem Barkahan, head of the local religious congregation Shamir, picked it up and was successful in raising funds for it. He is the son of the late Rabbi Note Barkan, who served as the Chief Rabbi of Latvia’. The links provided to news of the event are:

http://www.jpost.com/JewishWorld/JewishNews/Article.aspx?id=188877

http://picasaweb.google.com/asasirov/RigaGhettoMuseum

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPx58q7vXYQ&feature=player_embedded

http://diena.lv/lat/multimediji/dienatv/dzive/video-spikeros-atklaj-rigas-geto-muzeju

http://www.izvestia.ru/news/news251989

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