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  Memorial "In Memory of Ghetto Prisoners" in Daugavpils, Latvia, 2015

© Vladimir Levin, Photographer: Levin, Vladimir, 4.2022

Memorial Name

In Memory of Ghetto Prisoners - Geto ieslodzīto piemiņai

Who is Commemorated?

Prisoners of the Daugavpils ghetto

Description:

The monument is situated at the main road leading to Daugavpils, at the intersection with a dirt road, near the wall of the prison.

It is a wall made of gray stones in which four plaques of black marble. The upper left plaque is a large Star of David, a lower right triangular plaque has a depiction of a menorah, while two other plaques contain identical inscriptions in Latvian, English, Hebrew, and Russian.

Inscription:

Latvian:

Geto ieslodzīto piemiņai

Šeit no 1941.gada 15.jūlija līdz 1942.gada 1.maijam
atradās Daugavpils ebreju geto

English:

In memory of ghetto prisoners

From July 15, 1941. To May 1, 1942
Daugavpils Jewish ghetto was located here

Hebrew:

לזכר אסירי הגטו

מ-15 ביולי 1941 ועד 1 במאי 1942 גטו דאוגבפילס היה ממוקם כאן.

Russian:

Памяти узников гетто

Здесь с 15 июля 1941 года по 1 мая 1942 года
находилось еврейское гетто Даугавпилса

Commissioned by

The Jewish community of Daugavpils

Summary and Remarks

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Memorial "In Memory of Ghetto Prisoners" in Daugavpils | Unknown
Object Detail
Monument Setting
Ghetto
{"3":"So-called by the Nazis to designate an enclosed area of enforced settlement of Jews within a previously built area in the city or town."}
Date
2015
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Latvia | Latgale | Daugavpils
| 1 Liela St.
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History/Provenance

The German troops entered Daugavpils on June 26, 1941. On July 15, 1941, a ghetto was established in the bridge fortification of the Daugavpils Fortress on the left bank of the Daugava River. On May 1, 1942, 487 remaining prisoners of the ghetto were transferred to other localities, and on October 28, 1943, they were transferred to the Kaiserwald concentration camp in Riga. In total, approximately 15,000 to 20,000 Jews were placed in the ghetto, of which less than 100 persons survived.

After WWII, the bridge fortification was converted into a prison, known today as the Daugavgrīva Prison.

The monument to the ghetto prisoners was unveiled on September 6, 2015. The authors of the design are the Daugavpils city artists Juris Pundurs and Līga Čible, the construction was undertaken by Igor Manžos and “Kvarcits” Ltd.

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Sources

"Holocaust Memorial Places in Latvia," a website by the Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Latvia, http://memorialplaces.lu.lv/memorial-places/latgale/daugavpils-the-daugavgriva-prison/.

Rochko, Josif, Jewish Latgale: Guidebook (Daugavpils, by the author, 2018), p. 24.

Rochko, Josif, Khronologiia Daugavpilsskoi evreiskoi obshchiny, 1940–2020 (Daugavpils: By the author, 2021), pp. 144-145.
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Vladimir Levin, Milda Jakulytė | 2022
Author of description
Vladimir Levin | 2023
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