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GOVERNMENT OF GERMANY AWARDS GRANT: The Federal Republic of Germany Foreign Office has awarded LMG’s Rumbula’s Echo a $20,000 grant to partially fund supplementary filming in Germany.

GRANTS FUND U.S. SUPPLEMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY: Grants from the Illinois Humanities Council, Jewish Federation of Chicago Breakthrough Fund and City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events have partially funded U.S. supplementary photography in Chicago and New York. These interviews fill in small pieces in the film's story.

U.S. STATE DEPARTMENT GRANT SUPPORTS RE-ENACTMENT FILMING IN LATVIA: The U.S. State Department has awarded a grant to the U.S. Embassy in Latvia for "Rumbula's Echo and Beyond." The embassy designed this Holocaust education project to integrate with Rumbula's Echo's filming of a restrained re-enactment of the forced march from the Riga Ghetto to the Rumbula execution site. The project funds a portion of filming costs.

Press Coverage

May 2014
Make It Better (formerly North Shore magazine) article about LMG’s Rumbula’s Echo and survivor Sia Hertsberg, with photo. Click here to read.

March 31, 2014
WBBM-TV CBS2 Chicago feature story about LMG’s Rumbula’s Echo focused on one of the survivors featured in the film, Sia Hertsberg. Click here to read.

March 2014
JUF News article about Rumbula’s Echo and March work-in-progress screening of the documentary. Click here to read.

February 28, 2014
Delfi (a major Internet web portal in the Baltic countries and Ukraine) article about LMG’s Rumbula’s Echo with video excerpts, in Latvian language. Click here to read and watch.

February 21, 2014
Chicago Reader/Bleader film critic wrote this article that includes Rumbula’s Echo and a photo of the Rumbula memorial. Notice the Rumbula denial comment that follows. Click here to read.

December 2011
Latvian Jewish Courier
Producer-Director Mitchell Lieber's speech at work-in-progress screening at annual memorial service of Jewish Survivors of Latvia.

December 1, 2011
Svet Daily Newspaper, Chicago
(Russian language)
feature on Rumbula's Echo's
Sia Hertsberg

July 5, 2011
Latvijas Avize
(national daily newspaper in Latvia)
Coverage of screening of work-in-progress of Rumbula's Echo on July 4, 2011.

July 3, 2011
National Radio Station in Latvia
Gita Umanovska, Executive Director of the Council of Jewish Communities of Latvia, discussed the work-in-progress screening of Rumbula's Echo and other National Holocaust Remembrance Day activities on July 4.

November 2010
Harper's Magazine
Photos from Rumbula's Echo, used with credit. Use for book review of When They Come for Us, We'll Be Gone: The Epic Struggle to Save Soviet Jewry by Gal Beckman.

Ruth L. Ratny's Reel Chicago (which covers the film industry in Chicago) reported on the documentary film, Rumbula's Echo, in Indie Focus of February 24, 2009. See

Chicago's WLUW-FM broadcast an interview with Rumbula's Echo writer-producer Mitchell Lieber on April 18. The interview with Lieber was conducted by Michael James on the From the Heartland program.

The Latvian Jewish Courier January 2008 issue devotes two pages to the LMG documentary film Rumbula's Echo. The Courier is published by the Jewish Survivors of Latvia.

Chicago's monthly JUF News reported "One Family's Reunion Leads to a Website for All" in its World section, in September 2003. The articles and photos are about LMG's educational web site,, and the Lieber family story that led to its creation.

The Jerusalem Post , on December 19, 2002, reported "It's All Relative: History Uncovered". The article is about LMG's educational web site,, and the story behind it.

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Luminescence Media Group NFP's web sites include, an educational web portal about Jews and the Holocaust in Latvia. Our other web sites support and integrate with our film-TV and radio projects.

Screenshot of the home page. is an educational web site that is a worldwide resource for information about the Holocaust and Jews in Latvia. It includes first-hand accounts, 400 web links, original articles and interviews. The site features 15 Virtual Tour slide shows comprised of more than 170 contemporary and historical photographs with descriptive captions. is a resource for book chapters and shorter excerpts, as well as bibliographies and video. Its content has grown 10-fold since its 2002 launch, and is organized by topic and sub-topic.

150,000 visitors have used to date. More than 20,000 do so each year. Roughly 33% of visitors are from 25 countries outside the U.S. is listed in the catalog of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum (USHMM) in Washington D.C. Among organizations linking to from their web sites are the USHMM, the U.S. Commission for the Preservation of America's Heritage Abroad, the Jewish Agency for Israel, the University of Latvia Judaic Studies Centre and the Latvian Foreign Ministry's 2006 Holocaust Memorial Day Program. Organizations and individuals involved with Latvian Jewry and the Holocaust contribute articles and photos to Most are located in Latvia, Israel or the U.S. Evolving into a more collaborative effort helps keep rich, accurate and current. encourages organizations to use the web to educate through contributions of content and by creating new web sites. This was a goal of the paper, The Holocaust in Latvia and the Internet, given by the director of to the Sixth International Conference, Jews in A Changing World. The conference took place at the University of Latvia in Riga, September 2006. The paper includes a case history of to guide others. It is being published by the University of Latvia in Russian.

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