“Our commitment must be to remember the victims who perished, respect the survivors still with us, and reaffirm humanity's common aspiration for mutual understanding and justice.”
-- Declaration of the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust
On 19 September, 2017, a commemoration event will take place at Klooga former concentration camp site at the initiative of the Estonian delegation to International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance and the Estonian Jewish Community. Mr. Eiki Nestor, President of Riigikogu (the Estonian Parliament) will deliver the keynote speech and students from the Keila School as well as from the Tallinn Jewish School will participate and will have an opportunity to tour the permanent open-air exhibition erected at the site by the Estonian History Museum.
On 5 September 2017, a memorial event took place at Kalevi-Liiva killing site in Estonia where in 1942 the first transports with Jews from Theresienstad/Terezin arrived at the nearby Raasiku railway station. Nazis and their local collaborators shot the majority of these people on the same day in the forest of Kalevi-Liiva. Later, throughout 1942 and 1943, Jews from Germany, Poland and other Central European countries as well as local Roma and Sinti were murdered at the site.
On 19 September the Estonian delegation to IHRA and the Estonian Jewish community jointly organised an event at the Klooga concentration camp to commemorate the mass murder of Jews committed there 70 years ago.
The outdoor exhibition of the Estonian History Museum, “Klooga camp and the Holocaust,” was opened on Monday, 16 September 2013 at the memorial to the victims of the Holocaust at Klooga.
Malle Talvet-Mustonen (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) – Head of Delegation
Reen Liivat-Oorschot (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) – Deputy Head of Delegation
Gennadi Gramberg (Jewish Community of Estonia) – Communication Working Group
Toomas Hiio (Estonian Institute of Historical Memory) – Academic Working Group
Kalmar Kurs (Ministry of Education and Research) – Education Working Group