Rumbula's Echo is the first film focused on documenting one of the largest two-day mass murders of the Holocaust. These are the meticulously organized and savage shootings of 26,000 people on two days in late 1941, in the woods near the Rumbula train stop in Eastern Europe.
The documentary also relates other Holocaust atrocities that contributed to the murder of 98% of Jews trapped in the country, such as the massacre of thousands at Skede near Liepaja.
The movie committed this to film by interviewing survivors (survivor Sia Hertsberg is interviewed above) and joining their accounts with extensive archival content, creating a unique contribution to Holocaust history. However, the opening scenes occur long after the Holocaust.