Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum, Riga

Categories: History Museums, Museums
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3.7/5 based on 170+ 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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  • Do not miss a visit to this museum. It is a very interesting experience of how Latvians Jews were treated 
  • It's sober. An old wagon. Look at this one. Münster, Berlin, and other cities are on the page. It becomes clear there are place names, identify the goals of the deportation. There are boards with thousands of names of people on the edge of the road. In the surrounding buildings, then the individual stories. Take it easy, very depressing.
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  • 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 s...  read more »
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