Rumbula's Echo

How events in a tiny country in 1941 changed U.S. families, a country and our world today.

Breaking new ground, Rumbula's Echo is the first documentary about a large mass shooting of the Holocaust. Eyewitnesses tell how, in late 1941, 25,000 Jews were murdered in two days at Rumbula Forest -- the second largest such mass shooting of WWII. Set within the broader story of the Holocaust in Latvia, viewers see and hear how 98% of Latvian Jews trapped in the country were killed, and how 2% survived.

Amid horror and death, seven uplifting personal stories of survival, rescue and reunion emerge in Rumbula's Echo. These dramatically illuminate the power of individual decisions and, for the first time in film, introduce an overlooked cost of genocide to society.

For more information, visit the film's official website: www.rumbulasecho.org

Photo: Three generations of Jewish women, forced to pose before being shot near Liepaja Latvia, Dec. 1941. (USHMM photo archives)

Director: Mitchell Lieber
Production Co: Luminescence Media Group NFP

Project Status: 
In Progress