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Rumbula.org

Documenting the Holocaust in Latvia


Rumbula.org is an educational web portal about Jews and the Holocaust in Latvia. Launched in 2002, it was updated through 2014 when activity was discontinued to focus efforts on the documentary, Rumbula’s Echo. Ten Wikipedia pages use Rumbula.org pages as a source or link.  


Rumbula.org became a worldwide resource for information about the Holocaust and Jews in Latvia. It includes first-hand accounts, 400 web links, original articles, and interviews. The site features 15 Virtual Tour slide shows comprised of more than 170 contemporary and historical photographs with descriptive captions. Rumbula.org is a resource with book chapters and shorter book excerpts, as well as bibliographies and video.


Several hundred thousand visitors have used Rumbula.org, with roughly 33% from 25 countries outside the U.S.


Rumbula.org is listed in the catalog of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in Washington D.C. Among organizations linking to Rumbula.org from their web sites are the USHMM, the U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad, the Jewish Agency for Israel, the University of Latvia Judaic Studies Centre, and the Latvian Foreign Ministry's 2006 Holocaust Memorial Day Program. Organizations and individuals involved with Latvian Jewry and the Holocaust worldwide contributed articles and photos to Rumbula.org.


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