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Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum

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Address: Maskavas 14a, Riga, Latvia
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Another reminder of WWII atrocities

The Riga Ghetto and Latvia holocaust museum is some 300 met below the Science palace towards the Daugava river, so if in the area it's a good place to visit. The entrance is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 December 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was one of the most moving experiences of my life. Very informative and well presented. Reduced me to tears at points.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was one of the most highly emotional visits during our time in Riga. To visit this wall of names, and to then find the name of someone you know who is living today, but whose fate was unknown by the museum only two short years ago, was extremely emotional. Then, to see the names of his murdered family surrounding... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having visited the nearby food market that was lively with warm human interactions, we came across the museum and within a short space of time you begin to feel the sadness of the Holocaust and the events that took place in Riga and Latvia; having little previous knowledge of the Riga Jewish ghetto this exhibition was a deeply moving experience;... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Although it does not have the look and feel of a museum the place is very impressive The horror of the holocaust is brought back to individual descriptions of Jewish lives It s saddening to read how promising lives were coming to an end In an almost bare room stories of countless people can be read An artist has made... More 

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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Excellent Holocaust Museum to visit. Well documented. Extremely well founded in the original ghetto area of Riga. Separate wall commemorating the dead. There is also a harrowing exhibition of the extermination of the Armenians by the Turks which I found very informative. Free entry, but donation should be given.

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Malton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Situated in the old Jewish Ghetto this museum presents a stark reminder of the treatment of Latvian Jews. The building with the lanterns, each with a photo and story of a victim of the holocaust, is very moving. So too the painting representing the 7 million killed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I had no idea of the scale of atrocities that had happened to the Armenian people. This exhibition opened my eyes. The area devoted to the holocaust under the nazis was so well presented- chilling and graphic.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Pop past the local market in an old aeroplane hanger and visit the holocaust museum. It's a very interesting place, with a reconstructed house from the original ghetto (which was located down the road) and a really interesting installation which tells the story of many of Latvia's Jewish population. A must-see in Riga. Note that a large portion of the... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

The Riga Ghetto and Latvia holocaust museum is some 300 met below the Science palace towards the Daugava river, so if in the area it's a good place to visit. The entrance is free, and you can see the horror stories of WWII depicting the life and extermination of Latvia Jews. A lot of personal stories, names, historic facts can... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

This museum is impressive!! Especially the room with all the stories from people who died during the world war. The other rooms were informative, and I walked through them within 30 minutes.

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