Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum, Riga
(3.8/5 based on 180+ 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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  • Excellent Holocaust Museum to visit. Well documented. Extremely well founded in the original ghetto area of Riga. Separate wall commemorating the dead. There is also a harrowing exhibition of the exte...  more »
  • Situated in the old Jewish Ghetto this museum presents a stark reminder of the treatment of Latvian Jews. The building with the lanterns, each with a photo and story of a victim of the holocaust, is v...  more »
  • I had no idea of the scale of atrocities that had happened to the Armenian people. This exhibition opened my eyes. The area devoted to the holocaust under the nazis was so well presented- chilling and...  more »