Die "Endlösung" in Riga: Ausbeutung und Vernichtung 1941–1944

TitleDie "Endlösung" in Riga: Ausbeutung und Vernichtung 1941–1944
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsAngrick, Andre, and Peter Klein
Number of Pages520
PublisherWissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft

Riga was one of the larger ghettoes, to which 1941 Jews from all Central Europe were deported. Through its systematic expansion as a deportation destination, Riga is of great importance for the history of Nazi extermination policy far beyond the regional framework, revealing the pan–European dimension of the Holocaust. This work is devoted to the overall history of the Riga ghetto and the fate of its inmates. Moreover, on the basis of all possible sources, it portrays the bigger picture of the Nazi extermination policy as well as its murderous local manifestation. This includes the presentation of the events after the evacuation of Riga before the advancing Red Army: the transport of the prisoners into the K. L. Stutthof, the massacres there and also the last death marches. The volume concludes with a chapter on the lives of the perpetrators and victims in the postwar period as well as on the criminal prosecution of the violated crimes committed.

Short Title"Endlösung" in Riga
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