“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.
As many as 2,000 people were murdered at the camp on 19 September,1944, as Soviet forces approached the area west of Tallinn. Most of the victims were Jews from Latvia and Lithuania.
Image: Head of the Estonian Delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, Ambassador Malle Talvet-Mustonen, speaks at the Klooga commemoration. Courtesy of Erik Peinar.