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Rumbula Forest Memorial

Maskavas Iela, Riga, Latvia
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Not for everyone but if your a student of history and human nature.

To truly understand this memorial you have to do your research. Some great information and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
John J
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Ottawa, Canada
No words.....

Situated about 10km out of Riga, this peaceful forest was the scene of some of the worst atrocities... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2017
Jellybellydancer
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Burscough, United Kingdom
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Maskavas Iela, Riga, Latvia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To truly understand this memorial you have to do your research. Some great information and documentaries out there. A true insight into power, hatred and the darkest side of human nature. The lonely planet guide is good but far to brief of the directions on...More

Thank John J
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

Situated about 10km out of Riga, this peaceful forest was the scene of some of the worst atrocities of WWII when thousands of Jews were forced to march out here, only to be shot and dumped in mass graves. These graves are now marked by...More

1  Thank Jellybellydancer
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Reviewed 5 August 2017

Mere words are inadequate to express ones feelings about the unspeakable horrors perpetrated on the Jews of Riga by the Nazi occupiers in 1941, in this peaceful, bucolic parkland. Innocent victims were transported by rail-car and truck from the Capital and surrounding areas and mercilessly...More

3  Thank eilonglen
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

We owe it to the Jewish people, and to ourselves, to visit this place of pain and sorrow. It a very sombre reminder of the horrors that arise when we dismiss the humanity of others. You MUST take time to visit this memorial.

Thank SFrances C
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

In a quiet forest on the outskirts of Riga you come across a tragic reminder of human cruelty. Here, at the end of 1941, 25,000 mostly Latvian Jews, were shot by the Nazis and buried in mass graves. A large menorah surrounded by rough stones...More

1  Thank AZtraveler27
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Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

This was a part of our Jewish History tour of Riga, an excursion booked through our cruise ship. This particular site is quiet and located down a path in the forest. The memorial is beautiful, a menorah and rough stones inscribed with names of those...More

4  Thank Laurenrenae
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Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

Beautiful forest with the spilled blood of innocent men, women and children. I believe that next to the pictures of the dehumanized victims, the faces of the men who murdered them should be displayed to show the ugliness, evil, ignorance and hatred than can incomprehensib...More

Thank Kennon4
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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

A walk in the tranquil forest... and then one sees the pits and the grave markers!! Other reviewers have described these memorials to innocent men, women and children, murdered by local people together with the Nazis. The memorials are poignant and should remind everyone of...More

1  Thank Pia41
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

The pine trees stand as silent sentinels to the unspeakable horrors that were perpetrated here in the darkest days of the war. Uncomfortably squeezed between the highway and the main railway line, the Memorial is a place to quietly remember the fallen and to reflect...More

2  Thank 153B
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Reviewed 12 January 2017

We visited here to pay our respects to the mother of a dear friend who was a victim of this most horrible massacre. It's absolutely overwhelming, haunting, and eerily quiet. If the trees could talk.

Thank TravelChic4469
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