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"Tree of hope" blossomed In Riga ghetto

Video info

Date: 2015-05-14 17:00:31
Place: Riga, Latvia
Duration: 2:50

Event description

Museum In Riga ghetto and Latvian Holocaust a momentous event took place: a sculpture by Edgar Kwiatkowski "Tree of hope" was opened. The event was attended by the Vice-mayor of Riga Andris Ameriks, Rabbi Menachem Barkagan, Israel's Ambassador to Latvia Hagit Ben-Yaakov, cardinal Janis Pujats, the head of the Lutheran-Evangelical Church of Latvia Janis Vanags, former Prime Minister of Latvia Maris Gailis

Contents

00:00-00:18 Jewish prayer
00:18-00:25 tree branch with names of Latvians who saved Jews
00:25-00:32 Vice-mayor of Riga Andris Ameriks and the Chairman of the Jewish community "Shamir" Menachem Barkan
00:32-00:40 Jewish prayer
00:40-00:52 the overall plan of the event
00:52-01:04 General plan of the event
01:04-01:11 cardinal of the Catholic Church of Latvia Janis poets
01:11-01:20, the President of the Jewish community "Shamir" Menachem Barkan
01:20-01:28 overall plan of the event
01:28-01:38 participants
01:38-01:48 letter of gratitude in Hebrew+the total plan for the event
01:48-01:58 participants, applause
01:58-02:06 event participants
02:06-02:14 participants

Interview

Menachem Barkagan
Chairman of the Jewish community "Shamir" Latvia

02:14-02:50(ru) This is one of the steps the memory of those tragic events that occurred in Latvia. Of 94 thousand Jews, of who lived here, in Latvia70 thousand were killed here and another 25 thousand were brought in specifically to kill them. This tree shows the few people who despite the danger to themselves and their families find the strength and courage to save Latvian Jews


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