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December 4, 2001
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Germany funded a memorial in Latvia to Jews murdered in the Holocaust. The $242,000 memorial was placed at Bikernieku forest, an area just east of the capital, Riga, where Nazis shot some 30,000 Jews from across Europe in 1941 and 1942. Victims’ cities of origin are engraved on miniature obelisks that fill a hollowed-out section of the forest floor, symbolizing the pits where Jews were forced to lie on the bodies of previous victims before being shot.

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