Photograph of the Holocaust monument in the Rumbula (Rumbuli) Woods erected by the Soviet government. The word ‘Jews’ is not mentioned, in its place, there is ‘Soviet Citizens’. Riga, Latvia, Post-World War II.

Location: Riga, Latvia
Attribution: IHMEC: courtesy of Boris Kacel
Accession Number: 2006.75.31
Donor Bio:

Boris Kacel (Katzel) grew up in Riga, Latvia. Throughout the duration of the Holocaust, Boris was held captive in five concentration camps: Kaiserwald, Vaivare, Sonda, Stutthof, and Buchenwald. He escaped Buchenwald and survived with provisions he had hidden away in a backpack. He came to the U.S. on a ship named the Ernie Pyle and was received by his aunt in Chicago on April 1, 1947.

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