Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum, Riga

(3.8/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum tells the story of 70,000 people forced to live and work behind barbed wire, only to be tortured and massacred in the end. The museum outlines ghetto life between 1941 and 1943; here you'll observe photos of those who were held and walk the same alleys that they once walked. You'll also discover more about the volunteers who bravely struggled to help Jews escape the ghetto. At the tourist information center you can ask for a guided tour, which provides an in-depth history of the site, detailed descriptions, and clarifications of historical data. Note that the museum includes outdoor exhibits, so dress accordingly. Using our online itinerary creator, Riga attractions like Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • 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 roo...  more »
  • 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. 
  • This was one of the most moving experiences of my life. Very informative and well presented. Reduced me to tears at points.