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Latvia Jewish Holocaust

 
 
Nazi Army Entering and Occupation of the City of Riga Latvia 
 
                                  
                                                                                                                   Nazi Army entering Riga Latvia 1 July 1941
 
With the Nazi Army crossing the Latvian frontier in the early morning of Sunday, 22 June 1941 and entering the City of Riga Latvia on 1 July 1941 the bloody summer against the Jews began. Nazi sympathizers and collaborators began their programs of terror arrests muggings beatings and murder against the Jewish people. Before the Nazi Army arrived in Riga, there were some 40,000 Jews living in Riga. With the approach of the Nazis Army and entering Riga, there were only 30,000 Jews still living in Riga, The rest had evacuated with the retreating Soviet Army or left the country entirely moving to other countries not under the occupation of the Nazi Army or Soviet Union.
 
Out of these 30,000 Jews that were still living in the City of Riga Latvia when the Nazi Army entered Riga only 200 Latvian Jews survived the Nazi terror horror and inhuman treatment during their occupation of Latvia and the City of Riga. 
 
    
     "Prefecture" Riga City Militia Department
     Headquarters located at Aspazijas bulvaris 7
 
         
                            Riga Central Prison, also known as the “Zentralka”                       
 
Under the Nazi Occupation Authority, the terror and horror began on the night of 3 July 1941 when Jewish people were dragged from their homes where they were either arrested robbed beaten or just murdered. Those who were arrested were taken to the "Prefecture" Riga City Militia Department Headquarters located at Aspazijas bulvaris 7, the Riga Central Prison, also known as the “Zentralka” and the former abandoned Riga Police Precinct house located at Valdemara “Krišjana Valdemara” iela 19 that was taken over by Viktors Arajs and his Security Group “Arajs Kommando” Unit in July 1941. These places can be regarded as one of the main places of integration torture and murder during the summer of 1941”. 
 
    
Former abandoned Riga Police Precinct house located at
Valdemara “Krišjana Valdemara” iela 19 that was taken over by
Viktors Arajs and his Security Group “Arajs Kommando” Unit in July 1941.
 
On 4 July 1941, in the street opposite this house, volunteers of the “Security Detachment” were registered, all those who wanted, as it was written in the recruiting appeal, to take part in the cleansing of the country from bad elements. Thus the ill-famed “Arajs Detachment” that played a particularly fatal role in the tragedy of Latvian Jews was created. Tens of thousands of foreign Jews deported to Latvia in order to be murder here by there hands.
 
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The burning of the Jewish Synagogues located through out Riga
 
Revised: 24 May 2012 – 10:07:47