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Yesterday the strong wind has blew a part of the roof over the museum (N number of tonnes !!) Thanks G-d no lives were lost! As a result rain began fill the children\'s art studio and storage with our published books !!  (More)


 there is always harmony in life and when something bad happens something good happens too. during these days and trying to eliminate the effects of strong wind in our museum we have something speacial - 30 000th VISITOR OF OUR MUSEUM! Not even one, but two visitiors - Daniel Conway and his 10 years old daughter Celia Conway from Manchester, England! They have planned their visit to Riga and to our museu as their grandmother was born in Riga and left it back in 1890 and had moved to England.  (More)

‘Happy New Year 5775!’ - grand concert at the Opera on August 25 @ 19pm

 At 7 PM on August 25, The Latvian National Opera will host a concert dedicated to the New Year 5775 according to the Jewish calendar. This annual event is held for the 6th time by the Shamir Society and the Riga Ghetto Museum. (More)

Steps for life Memorial event on July 4, 2014


Memorial March ‘Steps for Life” July 04, 2014

From Old Jewish cemetery (Liksnas 2/4) to the Great Choral Synagogue memorial. About 100 000 Latvian and Western European Jews were killed in Latvia in the Holocaust. The tragedy can’t be forgotten. The memorial march “Steps for Life” will take place in Riga on July 4, 2014. (More)

Meeting with Mr Peter T Goldner

Today we had a visitor at our museum - Mr Peter T Goldner from Australia. (More)

WOW! We are “Site of the Week” by Communication Arts magazine (More)

Гость музея: отец правнуков Жаниса Липке из Австралии

Всем известно, что у «праведника мира» Жаниса Липке, живут несколько внуков в Австралии. Сегодня нам довелось встретиться с Кирком Вейклинг Липке, который приходится отцом правнуков Жаниса! А правнуков трое! (см.ниже фотографии) Мы не ездили в Австралию, совсем нет, Кирк долго планировал свою поездку на историческую родину своей жены… несмотря на то, что сейчас он уже в разводе с женой, которая как раз таки и была дочкой сына Жаниса Липке уехавшего в Австралию, его настолько потрясла история ее семьи, что он когда-то пообещал, что приедет сюда…и приехал. На фотографиях невооруженным глазом заметно насколько похожа мать его детей на жену Жаниса Липке Иоханну, свою бабушку. (More)

Personal exhibition of Felix Mostovicz

Personal exhibition of Felix Mostovicz will take place on May 14, 2014 at 16:00 in Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust museum (Maskavas str. 14a, Riga). Feliks Mostowicz born 26 March 1947 in Beloyarka in Kasakhstan, where his parents were deported in 1936 from Zhitomir (Ukraine). He graduated Arts in Omsk, Russia. Since the year 1971 was the member of the Association of Artists of the Soviet Union. He creates paintings, watercolours and graphic arts. (More)

An exhibition \"3000 fates\" is opened. Deportations of Jews from Teresienstadt ghetto to Riga. 1942

The opening of Wall of memory of Western Jews deported to Riga during the Holocaust and the exhibition "3000 fates” of deported Jews from the Theresienstadt to Riga ghetto in 1942, took place on the May 8th, 2014 at the Museum of the Riga Ghetto and the Holocaust (Riga, str. Maskavas 14a). This event has been attended by diplomats and high-rank officials, deputies and representatives of the Latvian public, as well as by Speaker of the Seima Latvia Solvita Aboltinja, Minister of Culture  Dace Melbarde, Archbishop Janis Vanags. The chairman of the Rabbinical Council of Europe Pinchas Goldschmidt has also visited and other guests from European countries. (More)

Save the date for the III International Conference “Holocaust museums and memorial places in post-communist countries – challenges and opportunities”

The III International Conference „Holocaust museums and memorial places in post-communist countries challenges and opportunities” will take place on September 8-10, 2014 in Riga. The conference will emphasize importance of the Holocaust remembrance. (More)
Making an exhibition „Forgotten soldiers - Jews in the Latvian Army 1918 – 1940”

In cooperation with the association „Shamir” and the Baltic International Tolerance Centre, Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum is working on an exhibition, which will be dedicated to Jewish soldiers in the Latvian army. We sincerely invite all those whose Jewish relatives served in the Latvian army and participated in the Latvian War of Independence, to send in photographs with these persons (with some information about the person in the photo). All the photographs sent in will be included in the exhibition “Forgotten soldiers - Jews in the Latvian army 1918 – 1940”. Please, submit the photos or their copies at the Riga Ghetto museum in person (Maskavas str. 14a) or send by e-mail: For further information: + 371-67791783. (More)
Photos of the museum

 Photos of the Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust museum by the visitor Julia Reider in summer 2013.  (More)
Books by Rabbi Nathan Barkan

At the day of 10th death anniversary of Chief Rabbi of Riga and Latvia Rabbi Nathan Barkan we are publishing two books of him Just Look and remember un Selflessness. (More)
Jewish Riga in watercolours

 Our gift for The Independence Day of Latvia - exhibition "Jewish Riga" by Jekaterina Beljaeva, an artist and art-teacher, the founder of art-studio Perspektivart. The exhibition is open to public at the Riga Ghetto Museum, Maskavas 14a. Entrance is free. (More)
Memorial day of Jewish children was held

On October 22, 2013 for the forth time in Riga was held memorial day for the children who died during the Holocaust. This time the memorial event was held in the territory of Riga ghetto and Latvian Holocaust museum. All day long 16 000 names of the Holocaust victimes were recitated here. (More)
Jewish New Year 5774

The Jewish New Year 5774 starts on September 4, 2013 at sunset. This is not the ordinary calendar date. We wait for Rosh Hashanah (the New Year) with the hope that all our troubles, sorrows and misfortunes will disappear as if they’d never existed. We hope that in New Year, nothing will darken or sadden our days. (More)
Closing of the „March for Life - 2013”

Memorial event "March for Life" was held in Riga on June 30, 2013 in memory of killed Jews - citizens of Latvia and Europe. This memorial event was held for the fourth time and was attended by over 150 participants. Start was on the Old Jewish cemetery. After that we walked through the Riga Ghetto area to the Great Choral synagogue memorial. (More)
March for Life 2013

Memorial event "March for Life" will take place in Riga on June 30, 2013 in memory of killed Jews - citizens of Latvia and Europe. Start on Old Jewish cemetery, Liksnas Str. 2/4 at 10:45. After that we will walk through the Riga Ghetto area to the Great Choral synagogue memorial. Let\'s save these memories together! (More)
“Teiglah, kreplah, aingemaht. Jewish cuisine recipes”

In June, 2013, association “Shamir” has published one of the most delicious books - “Teiglah, kreplah, aingemaht. Jewish cuisine recipes” in Latvian language. Traditions of Jewish cuisine, laws of kashrut and Jewish cuisine recipes are collected in this book. It will be useful for those who are interested in Jewish traditions and culture and for those who love to cook. This collection of culinary recipes includes all the complex of Jewish cuisine meals: holiday and everyday meals, cold and hot appetizers, soups and main dishes, pastries, desserts and drinks. The most important in this book is that all the recipes allow to cook these meals pursuant to laws of kashrut which are described in the last chapter of the book. We hope that this book will help many Jewish families in Latvia diversify their dishes, make it not only delicious and colorful, but also true in Hebrew. (More)
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