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Bikernieki Memorial

Bikernieku iela, Riga, Latvia
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Powerful memorial -- difficult to get to

There are no signs indicating where this is and the parking lot is not even marked as a parking... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
leslieeilsel
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Tampa, Florida
Humbling and sobering

Situated an easy 20 minute bus ride and then a few minutes walk into Bikerneiki Forest is the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Amanda H
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Average5%
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5 days ago
“Humbling and sobering”
12 Jul 2017
“A memorial that stuns you into silence and sorrow”
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Bikernieku iela, Riga, Latvia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

There are no signs indicating where this is and the parking lot is not even marked as a parking lot. We really stumbled upon it while driving in circles trying to find. Will stress you out if driving given the lack of signage and traffic.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Situated an easy 20 minute bus ride and then a few minutes walk into Bikerneiki Forest is the Bikerneiki Memorial to the almost 40,000 Jews and other ‘undesirables’ who were brought to this forest between 1941-1944 by the Nazis from German towns and cities (as...More

Thank Amanda H
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

As important as I feel it is to visit this memorial, I feel very uneasy seeing it referred to as an attraction. However, I do feel that you MUST find time to this memorial.

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Reviewed 14 June 2017

This is a very somber memorial. It is about a 20 minute bus ride from the center of Riga and then about a 7 minute walk to the memorial within the picturesque forest. Here around 35,000 Jews were shot into pits. To make it worthy...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

A place that has witnessed the depths to which humanity can sink, the formal memorial is both thought provoking and respectful. Walking beyond the memorial into the forest, within a few metres, you come across the death pits. Harrowing does not begin to describe this...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2017

It seems incongruous to give a Holocaust Memorial a 'five-star rating' or to call it an 'attraction'. It is of course none of those things but is rather one of the darkest places in human history, a place to now visit, reflect, remember and resolve,...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We walked to the forest from the old town and it was a long, long walk. Definitely recommend taking the trolley bus both ways, we caught it back! But definitely worth a visit, a very poignant setting if you are interest in the history from...More

1  Thank Sue S
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

Bikernieki Forest was Latvia's largest mass murder site in WWII. The memorial's architect, Sergey Rizh, worked on the memorial's design for 15 years. The memorial is a fitting commemoration of the tragic events that occurred here. As you walk around it, you see the names...More

1  Thank ElizabethJK
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Reviewed 18 April 2016

This was a quiet and well done memorial. It is a place of quiet beauty and its almost hard to imagine the horror that it witnessed. The names of the towns at the front of the memorial say where the victims came from. I visited...More

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Reviewed 4 April 2016

Very professionally completed memorial. It was breathtaking at first and it was also nice to be able to walk around in the silence of the forest surrounding the memorial.

1  Thank HarryA2012
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