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Alternate names: Tukums [Latv], Tuckum [Ger], Tukkum [Rus, Pol], Tukum and טוקום [Yid], Tukumas [Lith], Туккумъ [Rus]. Tuchume, Tukkums. 56°57' N, 23°09' E , 36 miles W of Riga. 1900 Jewish population: 2,561. Three regions of Latvia meet in the vicinity of Tukums - Vidzeme, Zemgale and Kurzeme.

Pinkas ha-kehilot; entsiklopediya shel ha-yishuvim le-min hivasdam ve-ad le-aher shoat milhemet ha-olam ha-sheniya: Latvia and Estonia, Jerusalem, 1988)

CEMETERY: Off Raudas Street and on Klusa St Dates from 1799.

In good condition, only half of the cemetery and about 200 tombstones still remain. On 1/10/98, Gary Fittleberg wrote that the cemetery is scheduled to be replaced with a paved road. On July 25, Gary wrote that he received a letter dated April 2, 1998, from the Chancery of the President of Latvia saying that the cemetery would not be destroyed and furthermore restoration work would take place to bring it to a decent condition. Source: Gary Fittleberg, P.O. Box 8373, Calabasas, CA 91302; (818) 718-6855 No road was put through the cemetery. According to Mr. Masnovskis (see Sabile above), the cemetery was partially cleaned once for an official Israeli visitor. Tukums was supposed to become a sister city to a place in Israel but that has not happened. He showed us the mausoleum of the last rabbi of the area in the cemetery. Source: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ; Fax: 561-883-3253  (1999)

photo and burial list [March 2009]

See burial list All Latvia Cemetery List [March 2009] See burial list. [January 2011]

MASS GRAVES:

Valguma Lake:  11 km from Tukums going toward Klapkalnciems; and 3 km from the Valgums intersection on the left. July 1941

Vecmoku Forest: Go 5 km  from Tukums on V1442 road toward Vecmokas to the road sign. There, turn right into the forest. early July 1941.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 January 2011 17:28
 
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