Foredrag: Jødisk historie i Latvia

Lectures: Jewish history in Latvia
October 20th. 2015, at. 6:00 p.m.

Jewish Museum in Oslo, Calmeyer Street 15b


REGISTRATION / Tel. 22 20 84 00
From the 1700s until the Second World War there was a thriving religious and cultural Jewish life in Latvia. The first secular Jewish school in the Russian Empire was opened in Riga.

Before the war there were around 100,000 Jews in Latvia. The active Jewish environment soon ended with Shoah; and almost the entire Jewish population was wiped out.
Several of the Jewish families who immigrated to Norway had their roots in Latvia.

Today, one sees a new generation who wants to learn more about their Jewish roots. In 2011 there were just over 6000 Jews in Latvia and in Riga there is an active synagogue.

The lecture is held in English.

The lecture is part of a cultural collaboration between the Jewish Museum in Oslo and the Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum called "Jews of Norway and Latvia. Unexpected crossings ».
The project is financed by EEA funds from Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway.
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