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Film: Rumbula's Echo  (Movie / Film)

Film: Rumbula's Echo, directed by Mitchell Lieber

Director Mitchell Lieber will be present to show this documentary-in-progress and answer questions about the massacre of 25,000 Jews in the Rumbula Forest, outside Riga, in late November-early December 1941 in Latvia. The Riga massacre was the second major event in the Holocaust in the former Soviet territory after Babi Yar.

Rumbula's Echo is the first film and TV program focused on documenting the Rumbula Forest murders of 25,000, more than a third of Latvia's Jews. It is among the largest mass shootings of its kind of the Holocaust.

The documentary places this genocide within the setting of the Holocaust in Latvia, during which Nazis and collaborators murdered an estimated 98% of Latvian Jews trapped in the country. Its weave of archival film and photos is narrated by those who were there as viewers see Latvia's Jewish community wiped out in six months in 1941. Rumbula's Echo is documenting Rumbula, and other pivotal Holocaust history in film, while the few remaining survivors can tell the story behind historic photos and silent film images. Rumbula's Echo offers the most profuse and detailed eye-witness descriptions of a large Holocaust mass shooting, within a local context, ever seen on film or television.

Location: Wells Hall B119 [map]
Price: Free and Open to the Public
Sponsor: Jewish Studies Program
Contact: Jewish Studies Program
phone pic 517-432-3493