Riga Ghetto Museum

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.

 

Key topics:

• Memorialisation of the Holocaust in post-communist countries

• Education of the Holocaust history as a part of museums’ activities

• Jewish ...


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 ...


East of Auschwitz: Mapping of the Holocaust in East and Central Europe

Auschwitz is the main symbol of the Holocaust. Auschwitz - it was not just a concentration camp but a death factory. After World War Two, memoirs of survivors, mainly assimilated "Western Jews", slowly entered into public consciousness. However, Auschwitz as a symbol excludes the largest group of Holocaust victims - ...


Square of Jewish symbols

Riga Ghetto museum started a new project "Square of Jewish symbols" — the Hebrew letters and other symbols. The author of sculptures is the famous Latvian sculptor Edgars Kvjatkovskis. Sculptures are made from the solid oak, each sculpture is approximately 1,2 m high. ...


Memorial wall to 25 000 Western European Jews

Construction of the memorial wall to 25 000 Western European Jews, who were deported to Riga to death was completed in Riga Ghetto museum. Now names of more than 100 000 perished Jews are commemorated in the museum.

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