feature length documentary film
and TV mini-series
An American father's genealogy search for his daughter's namesake reveals the rich tapestry of Jewish life in Latvia in the late 19th century. Following the generations leads him to the early days of the Holocaust and the annihilation of nearly all of the country's Jews, including most of his relatives. Three years after beginning research, an e-mail brings a shocking and surprising discovery about his family.
Rumbula's Echo is the first film focused on documenting the Rumbula Forest murders of 27,800, more than a third of Latvia's Jews and among the largest mass shootings of the Holocaust before the operation of the death camps. The film recounts the amazing story of Jews in Latvia before, during and after the Holocaust.
This inspiring true story illustrates that one's own family history may contain twists, turns and surprises that rival even a great work fiction, and is simply waiting to be uncovered.
For an outline of the documentary's story, photos and news about the film please visit the web site for Rumbula's Echo.