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  Holocaust Memorial Plaque on the Beit Midrash in Aizpute, Latvia, 2000(?)
To the main object: Beit Midrash in Aizpute, Latvia

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Kravtsov, Sergey, 2007

Memorial Name

No official name

Who is Commemorated?

Jewish Holocaust victims from Aizpute.

Description:

A metal plaque is affixed to the building of the Beit Midrash in Aizpute, which has been united after WWII with the building of the Synagogue. It contains identical inscriptions in Latvian, English, and Hebrew, the only difference is that the Hebrew text contains also the words “May their memory be blessed!”

Inscriptions

Latvian

Aizputes Sinagoga

1752–1941

1941. gada vasarā un rudenī no savām mājām un šīs ēkas
savā pēdējā ceļā tika aizvesti vairāk nekā 300 aizputnieku,
kurus noslepkavoja tikai tādēļ, ka niņi bija ebreji.

Translation: The synagogue in Aizpute (1752–1941). In the summer and autumn of 1941, from their homes and this building, more than 300 Aizpute residents were taken on their
last journey; they were murdered only because they were Jews.

English

Aizpute Synagogue

1752–1941

From their homes and this building, more than 300 Aizpute residents were taken on their
last journey in the summer and autumn of 1941. They were murdered only because
they were Jews.

Hebrew

בית הכנסת באייספוטה

(תקי"ב – תש"ב)

מבתיהם ומבנין זה, יותר משלש מאות (300) מתושבי אייספוטה נלקחו למסעם האחרון בקיץ וסתיו
של תש"א/תש"ב (1941). הם נרצחו רק משום ביותם יהודים. יהיה זכרם ברוך!

Translation: The synagogue in Aizpute (1752–1941). From their homes and this building, more than 300 Aizpute residents were taken on their last journey in the summer and autumn of 1941. They were murdered only because
they were Jews. May their memory be blessed!

Commissioned by

[To be determined]

Summary and Remarks
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Name/Title
Holocaust Memorial Plaque on the Beit Midrash in Aizpute | Unknown
Object Detail
Monument Setting
Synagogue (former)
{"11":"A Holocaust memorial permanently installed at\/in the building of a former synagogue."}
Date
2000 (?)
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Unknown
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Congregation
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Location
Latvia | Kurzeme | Aizpute
| 16 Atmodas St.
Site
Unknown
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Unknown
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Metal
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Height
55 cm
Length
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90 cm
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Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
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Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
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Urban significance
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0
Ornamentation
Custom
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History/Provenance

The German Nazi troops entered Aizpute on 28 June 1941. Some Jews were shot already at the beginning of July 1941 in the Dzirkaļi Forest and the town park, but other Jews of the town and its vicinity were arrested and placed in two synagogues of the town. Mass murders of Jews were conducted in two actions. During the first one on July 24, 1941, the local “self-defence” units shot 39 Jews of Aizpute in the Padure Pine Grove. The second killing took place on October 27, 1941, when a German SD unit that had arrived from Liepāja shot 386 Jews in a forest not far from the farm “Dzirkaļi” (approximately 3 km from Aizpute). After WWII, their remains were reinterred in the Misiņkalns Cemetery in Aizpute.

Main Surveys & Excavations
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Documenter
Vladimir Levin, Milda Jakulytė | 2023
Author of description
Vladimir Levin | 2023
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