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Riga New Jewish Cemetery Shmerli

The new Jewish cemetery was founded in the mid-1920s, taking over the functions of the already filled Old Cemetery. The author of the project was the famous Jewish architect Paul Mandelstam. According to his project, the layout of the cemetery was created, a fence and a hall for mourning ceremonies were built, which have survived to this day.

The cemetery also reburied the victims of the Holocaust from Egleine and Dobele, there is a memorial to German Jews killed in Riga by the Nazis, and other memorial signs.

Nowadays, the cemetery is Jewish again. The area of ​​the cemetery is 93 thousand square meters, the number of graves is about 22.5 thousand.