Rīgas geto un Latvijas Holokausta muzejs

  • Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum
  • Jewish Religious Community "Shamir"
  • Biedrība "Šamir"

History

The Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum exposition has been launched on September 21st, 2010. The main aim of the museum is to preserve memories about the Jewish community in Latvia and the Holocaust tragedy during the Second World War.

The Riga Ghetto Museum is located in the historical part of Riga near the borders of former ghetto.

The opening of the first line of exposition should be considered as the first indeed significant step to the further development of Riga Ghetto Museum. There are stands with the names of more than 70.000 Latvian Jews who faced the Holocaust exposed at the museum area, covered by the stones from the streets of Riga Ghetto. The museum has also opened the photo exhibition, dedicated to anti-Semitism propaganda, Holocaust in Latvia, the Resistance and the Righteous Among the Nations.

Archival and Other Holdings

The Museum holds both original and copied (digitized) materials concerning Latvia's Jewish community and the Holocaust in Latvia.

Sources

  • websites repository