Day of remembrance of the genocide of the Jewish people during the Second World War (04/07)

July 4 is a mournful and memorable day in the history of the Jewish people - the Day of Remembrance of the genocide of the Jewish people during the Second World War.

On this day, in 1941, a few days after the entry of German troops into Riga, eight synagogues along with thousands of Jews were burned in the Latvian capital. This day went down in history as "Kristallnacht".

For the first time, "Kristallnacht" - the night of broken windows - was organized by the Nazis in Germany on November 9, 1938. In a wave of Jewish pogroms that swept across the country, hundreds of Jews were killed, all synagogues in Germany were destroyed, and more than seven thousand Jewish shops were looted. After that, more than thirty thousand Jews were thrown into concentration camps.