Risking their own lives
Propaganda machine of the Hitler’s Germany that came up with a slogan, - Perish Judah! - achieved its goal. Latvians also were among those implicated in Holocaust crimes. However there were such individuals in Latvia, who risking their own lives, saved others from certain death. One of them was Žanis Lipke.
Special mark on the clothing of the Riga ghetto inmates.
A sign fixed on the barbed wire entanglement surrounding the ghetto, in both German and Latvian: “Those, who will try to climb across the fence or try to communicate with the ghetto internees, will be shot down without warning.”
Jewish boy from the Riga ghetto.