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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  • A very important place to visit in Riga to learn about the ghetto and the holocaust. A very sad and moving experience.  more »
  • As a Jewish traveler, it is important for me to visit these places when I go travelling. This particular museum is situated where the Riga ghetto stood. Overall I thought the museum mediocre, which wa...  more »
  • This museum is well worth a visit and easily to get too. For those interested in the holocaust and WWII, a visit to Runbula, Salaspils and the burnt out synogogue is of great interest.  more »