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Liepāja Holocaust Memorial Wall
Liepāja, Latvia

Introduction by Edward Anders and Vladimirs Baans
Co-chairs, Liepāja Jewish Memorial Committee

· Background
· Database
· Acknowledgements
· Searching the Database

This database contains the names of 6,428 Holocaust victims listed on the Memorial Wall in the Liepāja Jewish Cemetery.

Background

Edward Anders and a team of volunteers have created a website with extensive information on victims and survivors from Liepāja, Latvia along with the history of the Jewish community.  For additional information, please see Mr. Anders’ site at: http://www.liepajajews.org.

Liepāja, Latvia was also known as Libau in German, Либава Libava in Russian, and ליבאַװע Libave in Yiddish.

A Memorial Wall in the Liepāja Jewish Cemetery was dedicated on June 9, 2004, and lists 6,428 victims who perished in the Holocaust or Gulag, as well as 46 Latvian and German rescuers who saved 33 Jews.

Database

This database includes 6,428 records of those who are listed on the memorial wall.  The fields for this database are as follows:

  • Name (Surname + Given name)
  • Age at death
  • Town where died
  • Country where died
    DE = Germany, LT = Lithuania, LV = Latvia, PL = Poland, SU = Soviet Union.
    If blank, Latvia is assumed.

Acknowledgments

The information contained in this database was submitted by Edward Anders.  A complete page of donors' names can be found at http://www.liepajajews.org/wall_web1/info.htm.

In addition, thanks to JewishGen Inc. for providing the website and database expertise to make this database accessible.  Special thanks to Warren Blatt and Michael Tobias for their continued contributions to Jewish genealogy.  Particular thanks to Nolan Altman, coordinator of Holocaust files.

Nolan Altman
Coordinator - Holocaust Database
May 2010


Searching the Database

This database is searchable via JewishGen's Holocaust Database and the JewishGen Latvia Database.


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