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Memory of 85, 000 Latvian Jews Killed by Nazis Honored in Riga Ceremony

Thousands of persons took part in a ceremony in Riga honoring the memory of the 85, 000 Jews exterminated by the Nazis in 1941 just outside that Latvian city, it was reported here today from Riga.

Six candles, which also symbolized the 6, 000, 000 Jews murdered by the Nazis, were lighted at the six giant graves of the Riga victims. Among the addresses at the ceremonies was one in Yiddish by Dr. A. Kussmann, a former partisan.

From Prague, meanwhile, it was reported that more than 5, 000 Jews, including visitors from Austria, Hungary, Denmark and Norway, attended the annual memorial ceremony honoring the Nazi victims who perished at Theresianstadt.