Riga in Encyclopedia of Jewish Life

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This history of Riga  has been taken from the Encyclopedia of Jewish Life before and during the Holocaust published in 3 volumes by Yad Vashem. 
The copyright belongs to Yad Vashem who have kindly given me permission to upload it to my site. It is based on a translation from Pinchas Hakehillot.
The three volumes are an abridgement of the multi-volume Encyclopedia of Jewish Communities published in Hebrew by Yad Vashem.
There is a forward to these 3 English volumes  by Eli Wiesel translated from the French by Fred Skolnik.  
ISBN 0-8147-9376-8

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