Memorial to murdered Jews near Riga #general
Robert Fraser <rgfraser@...>
About a year ago, a memorial was unveiled at the Bikernieker (spelling may
be incorrect) woods near Riga (Latvia) to the Jews who were shot and buried
there in mass graves in 1941-2. My grandparents were probably amongst them.
A relative may be going there next year and I would like to know just where
they actually are. Has anybody got a detailed location for them please?
Robert W Fraser
Perth, Western Australia
Robert W Fraser wrote:
About a year ago, a memorial was unveiled at the Bikernieker (spellingMy cousin was instrumental in initiating the memorial. He attended the
unveiling that included about a dozen German mayors and schoool children
from whose towns Jews were sent to Riga to be murdered. These mass gravesincludes others such as Jews >from Riga and Russian Prisoners of War. The
memorial is in the Bikernieki forest. The locations of the mass graves are
not all known.
There is no list of the names of the victims in each the mass graves.
There are lists of those that were sent >from these German cities to Riga.
A copy of these lists were encased in the monument.
Photos of site and ceremony: