Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, Salaspils

In a quiet forest sits Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, created in memory of thousands who died in a concentration camp at this site. Menacing dark-gray stone statues represent suffering men, women, and children. A large marble block marks a massive grave while a metronome beats from under the ground, simulating heartbeats. Look for numerous toys scattered around the yard, a reminder of the children who perished here from hunger, cold, and disease. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Salaspils Memorial Ensemble and many more Salaspils attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Salaspils online travel route builder .
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  • August 4, 2017
    Here must arrive together with molodjozhju, this is a very strong impression. We should think about the main thing in life, to be alone with yourself.
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  • July 22, 2017
    As we were staying a guesthouse close by we decided to visit the memorial. There they were the massive stone figures standing amongst the sounds of beating heart. Stood a moment in silence.  more »
  • July 12, 2017
    This memorial made me ache with sorrow as I read the information and stared at the imposing sculptures. This is sacred ground, walk respectfully, listen to the heartbeat from the earth. The emotions t...  more »
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  • September 10, 2016
    Moving and meditative place ........ the recently placed candies and flowers left in the little cage that forms part of the slab that marks the children's camp had me in tears. Awesome sculptures as well and the wooded surrounds are beautiful. Not for the faint hearted but a very intense experience.
  • April 21, 2017
    There is strange atmosphere/feeling.
  • January 21, 2017
    The eeriest monument ensemble in Latvia with heart beat sound now restored.
  • June 22, 2017
    Very intense place.
  • August 9, 2016
    Close to Riga by car, free parking, a great Soviet era sight.

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