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Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum

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Address: Maskavas 14a, Riga, Latvia
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Having been to several holocaust museums this was the first where there was a mock up of living quarters. Found it quite emotional and thought provoking.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are information boards outside in this preserved area from when it was the Riga ghetto. Good information in Latvian, Russian and English. Many photos. When we were there a special exhibition room for anniversary of Armenian genocide something which we knew little/nothing about, interesting. Preserved building can walk round. Note that there are boxes on walls if you want... More 

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Morecambe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having been to several holocaust museums this was the first where there was a mock up of living quarters. Found it quite emotional and thought provoking.

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New Mills, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Terre Haute, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

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 1 January 2017

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 17 December 2016 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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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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