Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum, Riga

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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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  • It remains hard for words to give to such a lugubure place. You feel that something terrible has happened and is confronted with the names of murdered Jewish citizens. The names of them are on a yellow wall in memory. It remains terrible what happened there during the second world war. That is why it is good that this place is open to the public and that the victims are remembered. I continue to find it difficult at all to put into words how I've experienced.
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  • The horror of the Holocaust on small area out and inside combined. I endured only a limited time to the madness of human perversion. Just because new "right" currents, one should ask but the madness!
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  • It's free. Has sections and displays on the Armenian genocide and WW2. Located at the place the Jews were held in Riga. Excellent and worth the trip.  more »

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