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About Us

The Museum's Mission Remember. Commemorate. Remind.

Remember what happened to Latvia, to the people and land of Latvia during the Soviet and German National Socialist regimes, from 1940-1991;
Commemorate those who were unjustly convicted and murdered, who died in foreign wars, those who suffered and died during the repressions and deportations, those who fled the occupation forces, and those scattered throughout the world;
Remind the powers of the other states of the world of the offences carried out against the Latvian state, its land and people. 

The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia is a state accredited private museum, founded in 1993. It is maintained and managed by the public charitable organisation the Occupation Museum Association of Latvia (LOMB).
In 2006 the Latvian Parliament approved the Law of the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, which established relations with LOMB, provides state financial support for the museum and strengthens the museum’s right to use the building and adherent land. In 2010, 2011 and 2012 the museum received only 10% of its yearly operational budget from the state, the other funds were donations from visitors and supporters. The largest support for the museum comes from the international Latvian community – both organisations and individual donors.
A visit to the museum is part of the diplomatic protocol of Latvia and the museum is visited by many foreign leaders, diplomats and other representatives on official visits.

The Museum Collection
The Occupation Museum Association of Latvia
The Occupation Museum Association of Latvia

The Occupation Museum Association of Latvia (OMB) is the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia’s legal owner and manager. The association is a registered on the registry of Latvian state associations and foundations, and operates in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Latvia and the statute of the OMB. The OMB is the successor to the Occupation Museum Foundation (OMF), which operated from 1993 until 2006, when it was re-registered according to the Law on Public Organisations in the Republic of Latvia. The OMB was defined in the statute as “a charitable, non-profit association whose aim is to manage and provide structure for the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia and its related research and educational activities.” The OMB’s highest executive decision occurs at the members meeting, when the OMB board is elected as the executive body of the association. 

The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, as a branch of the OMB, works on the basis of the OMB charter and on regulations approved in board meetings, which defines “the museum’s mission, objectives, tasks, structures, the functions of officials and other employees, financial security, rights and obligations”

The OMB charter (in Latvian).

THE OCCUPATION MUSEUM ASSOCIATION OF LATVIA'S BOARD MEMBERS

OMB Members
Aija Abene, Jānis Andersons, Inese Auziņa-Smita, Valdis Bērziņš, Uldis Brūns, Dzintra Bungs, Inta Bušmane, Ojārs Celle, Oskars Gruziņš, Sarmīte Ēlerte, Ritvars Jansons, Rasma Kārkliņa, Taiga Kokneviča, Valdis Krastiņš, Guntars Krasts, Irēne Lazda, Paulis Lazda, Valdis Liepiņš, Ilmārs Mežs, Gundega Michele, Valters Nollendorfs, Ruta Pazdere, Egons Piķelis, Maija Sinka, Aivars Sinka, Pēteris Simsons, Ieva Skangale, Līga Strazda, Ivars Švānfelds, Mudīte Upatniece, Ģirts Zēgners 

OMB Non-Active Members
Daina Albertiņa, Kristofs Blaus, Rolands Blezūrs, Pēteris Bolšaitis, Franks Gordons (Efrayim Gordon), Uldis Grava, Ināra Graudiņa, Sandra Kalniete, Ilze Kuduliņa, Juris Kaža, Ainārs Lerhis, Andrejs Ozoliņš, Artis Pabriks, Anna Putniņa, Ints Rupners, Pauls Paudseps, Silvija Rūtenberga, Ilze Schwartz, Aivars Staško, Dagnija Staško, Mārtiņš Vanags, Anna Žīgure 

OMB Governors
Jānis Andersons, Dzintra Bungs, Guntars Krasts, Valters Nollendorfs, Rihards Pētersons
Chairman of the board– Valters Nollendorfs 

OMB Financial Commission
Guntars Krasts – Chairman
Valdis Bērziņš
Valdis Krastiņš
Ilmārs Mežs
Ivars Švānfelds

OMB Nomination Commission
Inta Bušmane – Chairman
Dzintra Bungs
Taiga Kokneviča
Gundega Michele
Ģirts Zēgners

OMB Auditing Commission
Egons Piķelis – Chairman
Uldis Brūns
Juris Kaža
Gundega Michele

OMB History and Research Commission
Paulis Lazda – Chairman
Ilze Gehe
Kārlis Kangeris
Ainārs Lerhis
Rihards Pētersons
Valters Ščerbinskis
Edvīns Šnore

OMB History and Research Commission Councillors
Eduards Anderss (Edward Anders)
Juris Dreifelds
Andrievs Ezergailis
Matīss Kotts (Matthew Kott)
Andrejs Plakans
Jānis Stradiņš
Marģers Vestermanis

OMB Honorary Council
Eduards Anderss
Georgs Andrejevs
Vizma Belševica †
Zbigniew Brzezinski †
Helēna Demakova
Richard Durbin
Andrievs Ezergailis
Paul Goble
Ojārs Kalniņš
Dietrich Andre Loeber †
Jānis Stradiņš
Heinrihs Strods †
Guntis Ulmanis
Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga
Māra Zālīte


Contacts

Valters Nollendorfs
OMB board chairman
+371 67 212 715valtersn@lanet.lv