Anti-Jewish Acts in Baltic States
- Event Date
Libau [Liepaja], Latvia
- Accessed at US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Chronos-Media Filmarchiv
Shots of the INT of a synagogue, possibly Jonava. SS guard ordering Jewish men and young men coming out of a building (the synagogue?) -- a roundup. The Jews run down the street. The following scenes are disjointed. Shots of the Riga synagogue burning at night. The famous shots of forced labor of Jewish men climbing out of a ditch with shovels and digging on the roadside; one religious man is approached by soldiers and made to take off his shirt. Jews beaten in streets by locals and then forced labor of Jews cleaning the streets after bombing and destruction, lots of rubble. In Mogilev, Jews are forced to wear oversized stars for propaganda purposes. Very fuzzy version of the Libau footage of the Einsatzgruppen event (1943): in shifts, two groups of Jewish men scramble out of back of truck and run toward narrow pit. Lined up soldiers are standing above the pit. The soldiers shoot into the pit and kill the men.
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