Daugavpils synagogue to undergo renovation

  • 2006-04-11
  • TBT Staff
A synagogue built in 1850 in Daugavpils, once a major center for Jews in Latvia, will undergo a major renovation, thanks to the aid of Keith and Christopher Rothko, children of one the country's most famous native sons, the artist Mark Rothko.
The synagogue operated for nearly a century until German troops entered the city during World War II and closed it down. It was opened for a very brief time after the war, according to the city council.
President Vaira Vike Freiberga will attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the synagogue on April 11.