About Rumbula's Echo
Rumbula's Echo is a feature-length documentary film. It uses a father's genealogy search as the narrative device to tell the story of the large-scale genocide at Rumbula Forest together with the story of the Holocaust in Latvia and Latvia's Jews.
The documentary is an outgrowth of the educational web site, www.Rumbula.org, which Mitchell Lieber launched in 2002 to tell the story of Jews and the Holocaust in Latvia, with a special focus on Rumbula Forest. Rumbula.org receives more than 20,000 visitors a year from around the world and is listed in the catalog of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C. Among organizations linking to Rumbula.org from their web sites are the USHMM, the U.S. Commission for the Preservation of American Heritage abroad, the Jewish Agency for Israel, the University of Latvia Judaic Studies Centre and the Latvian Foreign Ministry's 2006 Holocaust Memorial Day Printed / Web Program.
The story behind the Rumbula web site is essentially the genealogy story underlying the documentary film. It is described in brief at the Rumbula web site's About page as How Rumbula.org Began.