President Shimon Peres
has taken part in the ceremony to open a museum honoring a couple who saved some 50 Jews from extermination in Nazi-occupied Latvia.
The museum in downtown
Riga, Latvia's capital, is located next to the property once owned by
Zanis Lipke, a port worker who together with his wife hid Jews in an
underground pit measuring some 9 square meters (90 square feet).