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Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum

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Address: Maskavas iela 14a, Riga 1050, Latvia
Phone Number: +371 67 270 827
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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 5 days ago
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Malton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 yesterday NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a must see in Riga. If you have time, after visiting the old town, visit this museum. Free entrance and a lot of different exhibitions. Part of Riga's story. The area around the museum was renovated and is very beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Do not miss a visit to this museum. It is a very interesting experience of how Latvians Jews were treated

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Very touching memorial. Really encapsulates the reality of Riga Ghetto: list of names is heartbreaking. Gentleman working here was very informative and friendly: we chatted for a good while. Special section for Armenian Genocide was also very moving. No admission charge: donation only, about 10 minute walk from Riga centre. Gentleman working here also explained, if you turn left at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

This museum is located in the former Riga Ghetto. The main exhibit space is an old factory building filled with lighted square pendants, each with pictures and the story of a person murdered during the Holocaust. It is a heart wrenching experience. Outside there are numerous depictions and detailed accounts of the Holocaust. There is also a boxcar that was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This museum is unique because it both catches the magnitude of the holocaust and the individual human being.

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