“Baltic Truth” – One man’s fight for his family’s Baltic legacy

We are living through a moment in history when the past wrongs of public figures are being thrown wildly into international spotlight, and nations and their leaders are being held to account by their citizens and supporters right alongside their detractors. Now is the ideal time to redouble our efforts not to lose the battle for truth to the passage of the years.

Many people feel satisfied with their knowledge of the horrors of the Holocaust, and the concept of detachment from such a grisly past seems to be embracing a new generation. With your support, our groundbreaking documentary will help shed light on truths that have been suppressed for nearly a century, and give hope to anyone who is still fighting for their voice to be heard or their loved one’s memory recognized.

“Everything about the Holocaust in Eastern Europe has not been said as yet, and what has been said has not been fully understood.” – Prof. Andrew Ezergailis

Baltic Truth is the deeply personal and intensely moving story of one man’s fight to reclaim his birthright, and expose the horrific details of Latvian involvement in the murders of his family and neighbors during the Holocaust. It is a story with deep implications for the present and future, and when society allows the truth of history to be swept aside and responsibility is denied, justice must have a voice. The film will reveal the little known truth about the collaboration with the Nazi regime in the Baltic States; how neighbor turned on neighbor without hesitation, prompting a massacre of unbelievable proportions; how it has all been kept under wraps throughout the last century, with the perpetrators of attempted genocide even being honored and celebrated by their fellow countrymen to this very day.

Today, national memorials to the murderers lie feet away from the graves of their victims. Today, glorification of so called “heroes” with Jewish blood on their hands is in full swing across the Baltic States, where history is being rewritten and distorted.

With filming already begun on location in US and Latvia, interviews with historical experts, authors, professors, and survivors, make up just some of the fascinating subjects participating.

Baltic Truth Productions is seeking your support to bring this very important film to the screen and take us to the next step of interviews in Canada, Latvia, Lithuania, Belarus and Israel.

“Forgetfulness leads to exile while remembrance is the secret of redemption.”

With your help and support, our goal is to produce an unparalleled and gripping film that will reach to the heart of every viewer, and inspire them to seek justice and truth wherever they go in life.

Thank you for taking the time to view this site, and please consider making a donation to this worthy effort.

News



The Russian Jewish Community Foundation is excited to extend their support to our film.


Boston’s Jewish Journal features “Baltic Truth”


July 21 – August 5, 2019 – Baltic Truth Productions completed two weeks of breathtaking filming in Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus.

Thanks to our generous contributors, we are on the way to complete our trailer. We are especially greatful to our courageous donor, Mr. S.F. who made this production possible.


Toronto, Canada – Filming a fascinating interview with Elly Gotz, Kovno Ghetto (Kaunas, Lithuania) and Dahau survivor.


March 28, 2019 – April 2, 2019 – Filming in Riga, Latvia


Marger Vesterman – is a Riga Ghetto and Kaiserwald Concentration camp survivor

He was subjected to forced labor at the SS-Truppenübungsplatz Seelager and the neighboring camps Poperwahlen (Popervāle) and Dondangen (in Dundaga). At the age of 18 he was sent on a death march towards Liepāja in late 1944, he was able to escape into the woods nearby Ugāle, where he later joined a group of Soviet partisans, with whom he spent the rest of the war. Mr. Vesterman is a historian, founder and former director of the museum “Jews in Latvia”.


Israil Hurin – is a 96 year old Dvinsk (Daugavpils) Ghetto and Kaiserwald Concentration camp survivor.


Joseph Koren – founder of Latvia without Fascism group


Mikhail Ioffe

Mikhail Ioffe – Mozus Berkovich and Levin family attorney, human right advocate.


Rabbi Dr. Menachem Barkahan

Founder of Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum, recipient of highest Latvian State national award – Cross of Recognition, given for a significant contribution to the preservation of the historical and cultural heritage of Latvia.


Akniste, Latvia – Site of Jewish mass grave where 175 Jewish residents of Akniste along with Lithuanian Jews fleeing advance of German army, executed by the Latvian “self defenders” on July 18, 1941 before German army set foot in the town.


Subate, Latvia

Mass grave of hundreds of Jewish residents of Subate along with Lithuanian Jews fleeing advance of German army, executed by the Latvian “self defenders” on July 18-20, 1941 before German army set foot in the town.


Riga, Latvia – Rumbula forest – the site of the the biggest two-day (November 30 and December 8, 1941) Holocaust atrocity until the operation of the death camps

About 30,000 of the victims were Latvian Jews from the Riga Ghetto and approximately 1,000 were German Jews transported to the forest by train. The Rumbula massacre was carried out by the Nazi Einsatzgruppe A with the help of local collaborators of the Latvian Arajs Kommando, and support from other such Latvian auxiliaries.