Producer-Director: Mitchell Lieber
Produced and directed three documentary films about the Holocaust in Latvia. Produced and hosted more than 125 documentaries and interviews on Chicago's WNIB-FM. Director/editor of the educational web site, www.Rumbula.org.
Executive Producer: Mitchell Block
Executive produced the 2011 Academy Award-nominated Poster Girl. Conceived, co-created, and executive produced the Emmy Award-winning 10 hour PBS series, Carrier (2008). Thirty-five years of experience in broadcasting and documentaries.
Co-Producer: Beth Sternheimer
Co-produced the four hour PBS series, The Calling (2011) and associate produced the Emmy nominated eof Traces of the Trade: A Story from the Deep North, seen on PBS's P.O.V. Produced videos for the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and others.
Assistant Producer / Assistant Editor: Sarah Klein
Edits rough cuts, oversees archival materials, directs interns, and handles data-wrangling on shoots. Sarah Klein joined the documentary in early 2010 and is a Radio-TV-Film graduate of Northwestern University.
Director of Photography: Sid Lubitsch
Director of Photography for the last two seasons of PBS' Craft in America and for Emmy Award winner Tod Lending's PBS documentaries. Sid's fine work has been seen on the BBC's Auschwitz, Out of Faith, The Optimists, and many other documentaries.
Field Sound: Rich Pooler
Rich Pooler's excellent field sound has been heard on PBS documentaries since the early 1990's including on P.O.V., Frontline, Nova, Ken Burns Jazz and Independent Lens' Milking the Rhino. Additionally, ABC Nightline, NBC Dateline and CBS Sixty Minutes.
Original Trailer Editor: Augie Augenstein
Augie Augenstein recently edited the historical documentary, Accidental Army: The Amazing True Story of the Czechoslovak Legion about the founding of Czechoslovakia. Augie got his start in public TV, performing lighting duties on Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood.
Latvia Interview Coordinator, Translator & P.A.: Lina Ferbere
Latvia translator - Daugavpils and Liepaja : Tatjana Libinsone
Latvia Driver and P.A.: Daniel Raizensons
Latvia Researchers: Lina Ferbere, Tatjana Libinsone, Daniel Raizensons
Historical and Academic Advisors
Professor Edward Anders
Author of Who Died in the Holocaust?, Liepaja Memorial Book and editor of English edition of History of Latvian Jews
Burlingame, California USA
Professor Andrew Ezergailis
Professor of History (retired) Ithaca College and author, The Holocaust in Latvia 1941-1944 (published in U.S. by U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington D.C.)
Ithaca, New York USA
Professor Ruvin Ferber
Chairman, Judaic Studies Center - University of Latvia
Chairman, Latvia Jewish Names Project
Professor Aivars Stranga
Chairman, Department of Latvian History - University of Latvia
Chairman, Holocaust Working Group, Commission of Historians of Latvia
Special Advisor: Margers Vestermanis
Founder, Jewish Museum and Documentation Centre
Author of books and scholarly papers on the Holocaust in Latvia
Council of Jewish Communities of Latvia - Riga, Latvia
Chairman: Arkady Suharenko
Liaison: Gita Umanovska, Executive Director
Jewish Survivors of Latvia USA - Roslyn Heights, New York
President: Steven Springfield
Liaison: Ivar Brod, Board Member
Association of Latvian and Estonian Jews in Israel - Tel Aviv, Israel
Chairman: Eliahu Valk
Liaison: Eliahu Valk, Chairman