He knew
    Žanis Lipke’s intention was not only to rescue and hide the Jews so that later on they are left on their own. He managed to psychologically prepare the saved people for life in the long-drawn extreme conditions. Lipke knew about the plans to clean out the ghetto. During two nights in 1941 – on the 30th of November and on the 8th of December, 25 thousand Jews were taken out to Rumbula for fusillade. When the Riga ghetto was liquidated, he organized the rescuing of Jews from „Kaizerwald”, Ganību dambis, Ķīpsala concentration camps and from the factory „Lenta“.

Concentration camp „Kaizerwald” located in suburb of Riga- Mežaparks.
Concentration camp „Kaizerwald” located in suburb of Riga- Mežaparks.
Žanis Lipke and his eldest son Alfrēds in Riga, presumably 1943.
Werner Holneck – Jew deported from Germany shows the special mark on the „Kaizerwald’s” clothing – a white cross.


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