German forces occupied Riga, Latvia in July 1941. Soon after, they established a ghetto in the city. German SS and police units and Latvian auxiliaries murdered thousands of Riga's Jews in shootings. Over three days in November and December 1941 alone, at least 25,000 Jews from the Riga ghetto were shot in the Rumbula Forest. By the city's liberation in 1944, almost all of the Jews in Riga had been killed.
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