Memories live on Gogol Street and in the palace

  • 1999-07-08
  • Sandra L. Medearis
RIGA - The houses still stand on Ludzas and Pushkin streets in Riga where Jack Ratz lived as a boy, still inhabited 56 years after Nazis took away his mother and three brothers and killed them. Another brother lost his life in a slave camp.The synagogue, a few blocks away behind Riga's central market, is gone, burned on July 4, 1941 with more than 400 Jewish men, women and children inside. Ratz of New York, who was 14 years old when atrocities began in Riga, remembers the times in his book, "Endless Miracles." He saw tragic Latvian history begin to unfold as a Soviet tank rolled down his st...
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