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. Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Riga trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.
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  • August 12, 2017
    We did the Ghetto back to front approach it from the river and it makes more sense as you walk round. A very interesting place and im trying to choose my words carefully as not to be blase or disrespe...  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    Very depressing sight. However, it is worth visiting. The site is rich with information boards detailing all this history.. I even saw a railway carriage in which Jews were taken to the place from whi...  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    Small museum which is accessible for free. Unfortunately not on Saturday opened, which best apart. Further interesting already had it much more interactive.. now mainly a lot of large pieces of text on signs outside.. When it rains so definitely not recommended.
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