Сreation of the Liepāja ghetto began in May 1942, eight months earlier then in Riga and Daugavpils due to the fact that there was no specific Jewish area in town that could serve as a base for the ghetto.

Liepāja( old Libau) Ghetto drawing made by the Survivor Solomon Feigerson

In order to concentrate Jews in one area, the Nazi leadership decided to commandeer 13 residential buildings and outbuildings to accommodate about 820 Jews remaining alive in Liepaja. The borders of the ghetto were drawn along Dārza, Apšu, Kungu and Bāriņu streets.

A hand-drawn plan by a survivor of the Liepāja ghetto, Solomon Feigerson, has survived. The sketch shows in detail the areas for living and other purposes.This process faced the problem of the lack of housing due to the war and the difficulties of resettlement of the residents of the houses of this quarter. The ghetto was liquidated on October 8, when the remaining prisoners were taken to Riga to the Kaiserwald concentration camp.

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