At the end of the Second World War Latvian legionnaires became prisoners of war in the United Kingdom’s occupation zone. 11 727 soldiers were interned in the camp in Zedelgem, Belgium. This documentary is a story about their emotional experiences and humiliation in this camp.

The permanent exhibition at Latviešu strēlnieku laukums 1 is closed for reconstruction.You are welcome to visit the temporary quarters of the Museum at Raiņa bulvāris 7. Open daily 11 – 17.

Vytautas Landsbergis, Former Highest Official of the Republic of Lithuania, Member of the European Parliament, sent a letter to Riga’s Mayor Nils Usakovs in support of the reconstruction of the Museum.

The approval of a building permit to build the long-planned Building for the Future of the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia has been put on hold by the Riga City Development Department. It has granted the Building Board an extension until May 2016 to decide whether a building permit will be issued. It seems that a last-minute protest against the long-approved project by a group of Latvian architects is at the root of the delay.