Jewish Culture Festival 5772
Memorial march „Steps for Life”

On the Holocaust Memorial day – July 04, 2011 –  Association Shamir and Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust museum organized memorial march Steps for Life through former ghetto territory. The honorary guests of the march were as follows: the Minister of Tourism of Israel Mr. S. Misezhnikov, the Minister of Culture of Latvia Ms. S. Elerte, the Chairwoman of Jewish community of Munich and Vice-president of World Jewish Congress Ms. Ch. Knobloch, Dr. Sam Kliger, Director, AJC Russian Affairs, pastor D. Bittner from Germany with group of Nazi descendants, President of the registered charitable association cantor Baruch Chauskin.

More than 500 people participated in the event: members of Jewish communities of Latvia, representatives of diplomatic corps, delegations from Germany, Israel and USA, “Maccabi” members and inhabitants of Riga. They walked from the Old Jewish cemetery through Riga ghetto area to the Big Choral Synagogue memorial and burnt candles there in memory of killed Jews.