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Jewish minority in different periods of Latvian history

Biographies
Jews who were born in the territory of modern Latvia or passed here a part of their lives.

Geographical articles
Latvian towns and cities, where Jews lived

Cultural articles
Issues on etnographical and cultural life of Latvian Jews

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Latvian Jewish Encyclopaedia, it's mission and team

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Latvian Jewish Encyclopaedia

Mission

The Latvian Jewish Encyclopaedia (Latvijas ebreju enciklopēdija) is a longstanding project of the Shamir Society. It aims to cover over 400 years of Jewish presence in Latvian territory and to outline their contribution to the local science, technology, medicine, music, culture, trade and industry. The Encyclopaedia will become a new depositary of precious information about Jews in Latvia and their influence on Jews around the world.
For many years the Encyclopaedia was conceived as printed, but as time went on, we realised that the project had to become virtual in order to be universally accessible. At present we have prepared more than 3000 articles and we will be gradually upload them in three languages.

Editors

Dr Grigori Smirin, scientific editor of the encyclopaedia, made an invaluable contribution to the creation and management of the project. Editors include Dr G. Branover, Prof. L. Dribin, Prof. R. Ferber, R. Bogdanova, B. Volkovic, I. Rochko, Dr Waldman, Dr Ivar Brod, Dr Haim Friedman, and Dr Gary Fitelberg.

Contact us

We would be extremely grateful if you take the time to provide us with information about your parents, yourself, and about all Jews who had a connection with Latvia and are, in your opinion, worthy to be included in this publication. We will also appreciate any photos and documents relating to Jewish life in Latvia. The email address of the project is information@shamir.com

The Latvian Jewish Encyclopedia project is implemented by Shamir Society, a non-governmental charitable organization that has been studying the history of Latvian Jews for many years. We would be very grateful to you for any financial support of our activities. Support


Site Content

Historical articles
Jewish minority in different periods of Latvian history

Biographies
Jews who were born in the territory of modern Latvia or passed here a part of their lives.

Geographical articles
Latvian towns and cities, where Jews lived

Cultural articles
Issues on etnographical and cultural life of Latvian Jews

About Project
Latvian Jewish Encyclopaedia, it's mission and team

 
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