The Jungfernhof concentration camp is located four miles outside of Riga Latvia, where 3,984 Reich Jews were imprisoned, from 1941–1943. Today, it is used as a recreational park, with only a single sign offering a token acknowledgement of the camp’s existence. This project will recover lost data of the Jungfernhof concentration camp. A team of historians will be conducting archival research and interviewing descendant families to recover stories and artifacts about victims and survivors. Meanwhile, scientists will use cutting-edge technologies to identify the borders of camp, and search for the mass grave. Research results will be posted on the project website, accompanied by a timeline, maps and documentation video. The project is expected to further public discourse, linking Holocaust history with cultural heritage and questions of identity.
Institute of Landscape Architecture, Department of Landscape, Spatial and Infrastructure Sciences at University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) (Austria), Erinnern.AT, National Socialism and the Holocaust: Memory and Present (Austria)
Further Partners: German Riga Kommittee (Germany), Joseph-Carlebach-Institute for Jewish Theology, Bar-Ilan University (Israel), KZ-Gedenkstätte Neuengamme (Germany), Museum “Jews in Latvia” (Latvia), Philosophy and Sociology Department and the Judaic Studies Centre, University of Latvia (Latvia)