South Africa SIG #SouthAfrica Re: Riga Latvia search #southafrica


Martha Lev-Zion <martha@...>
 

Shamir is the premiere organisation trying to commemorate the history
of the Jews in Latvia, 98% of whom where murdered. They intend to put
out an encyclopaedia of families and want all the input they can get.
So if you want your families included, be sure to contact them. They
also have a project to publish a cookbook made up of Jewish family
recipes, another way to commemorate your family.

It is indeed worthwhile getting in touch with them if you would like
your family to be a part of these memorials.

Martha Lev-Zion
Israel Genealogical Society-Negev
http://www.isragen.org.il/



Subject: Riga Latvia search
From: balden <balden@zahav.net.il>
Date: Fri, 07 Aug 2009 18:03:13 +0300

This notice was in the Cape Jewish Chronicle and passed onto me -
so am passing it on to South African Members of the SA SIG who live
out of South Africa.

Beryl Baleson
balden@zahav.net.il

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Appeal for Information for a Project on the Jews of Latvia

The activity of "Shamir" is aimed at commemorating the memory of
Latvian
Jews.

Our most significant project is a Latvian Jewish Encyclopedia which
gathers
information about all the Jews connected to Latvia. It will be a
memorial
for the Latvian Jews,
who do not exist now.

We have already gathered more than 2,500 biographic and thematic
entries
which is half of the proposed amount. It covers the period >from 1561
to
1991.

We are looking for Jews originally >from Latvia, but living abroad.

If you have any information about such people in your area and
archives,
please contact Victoria Shaldova, executive director of the Jewish
Community
"Shamir", Riga, Latvia.

Religious Community "Shamir"
shamir@apollo.lv
www.shamir.lv/en/

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