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Arlene Beare

We are delighted to announce that thousands of new Internal Passport files (1919-1941) have been added to the Jewishgen Latvia Database. The new records cover the city of Riga and towns of Daugavpils, Jekabpils and Rezekne. These files represent extracts from Internal Passport Issuance Books and Internal Passports handed in to the Riga Police. Apart from all the valuable information gleaned from these documents, most of them include photographs of the applicants and these are often the only photographs we have of this group, many of whom were murdered in the Shoah. We are very grateful to our volunteers Arlene Beare, Paul Cheifitz, Shoshana Grinbaum, Russ Maurer, Mark Maymind, Gary Sussman, Charlotte Wiener and Gal Richard Yair who have given so generously of their time and expertise to make this project happen. The database is searchable here:    


Please let us know if you find your relatives in this collection. We will be adding to this database regularly and we welcome volunteers to join in our efforts.

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