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           The Exposition “The Hong Kong Way” will not be Shown in the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia

The Exposition “The Hong Kong Way” will not be Shown in the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia

On 19 June 2021, the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia received an offer to exhibit the 2019 “Hong Kong Way” photographic exhibition as a reminder of the 1989 “Baltic Way”. It was planned to open the Hong Kong exhibition on 23 August, but due to the activity and communication delays of the exhibition organizers it became impossible for the Museum to open the exhibition in the Museum as...

New Novel

New Novel "Sydney via Siberia. In Remembrance"

We’ve just commemorated the 80th anniversary of deportations on June 14, 1941, when 15,500 Latvians were sentenced to suffering and death in Siberia. Ināra Strungs’ new novel, Sydney via Siberia (in English) describes the tragic 1941 and 1949 deportations and their effect on a Latvian family decades later in Sydney. Laimonis Lācis (known in Australia as Lucky), twice deported, arrives...

Exhibition „History of KGB operations in Latvia“ is open to visitors

Exhibition „History of KGB operations in Latvia“ is open to visitors

Currently we offer guided tours of the cell-block to visitors with certificates on vaccination, negative testing or recovery from COVID-19. Prior to the guided tour, the visitor presents a personalized ticket, personal ID, and a valid COVID-19 certificate confirming: Vaccination against Covid-19 (fourteen days after the full vaccination course...

The Museum of Occupation is open to visitors!

The Museum of Occupation is open to visitors!

Opening hours:Tuesday 11.00 - 15.00Wednesday 11.00 - 15.00Thursday 11.00 - 15.00Friday 11.00 - 15.00Saturday 11.00 - 15.00Sunday, Monday CLOSED ...

Elvīra Sebris memories about the deportation on 25 March 1949

Elvīra Sebris memories about the deportation on 25 March 1949

The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia remembers the mass deportation of 25 March 1949 and welcomes visitors to look into the Museum’s Collection. Elvīra Sebris tells about the deportation on 25 March 1949 as she remembers. On 25 March 1949, the second Soviet mass deportation took place in Latvia. This deportation was aimed at those who resisted the imposed politics and changes. Wealthy...

The Latvian Legion and 16 March

The Latvian Legion and 16 March

The exiled Latvian veterans’ organization Daugavas Vanagi, in 1952 in London, decided that 16 March would be the day to hold an annual commemoration to honour fellow veterans that had fallen. This date was chosen because from 16 March to 18 March in 1944, the two divisions of the Latvian Legion – 15th and 19th fought, side-by-side, against the Red...

Video Series

Video Series "Childhood. Five Stories About."

Childhood is one of the most important periods in a person’s life and often dictates the future. Childhood generally is portrayed as a carefree and happy time. But was it the same during the various difficult and even tragic events in Latvia’s history of the 20th century? Using the testimonies from the Audio-Visual Archive of the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, we have created a series of videos...

PBLA donates the restoration cost for a printing press used by an anti-Soviet youth organisation

PBLA donates the restoration cost for a printing press used by an anti-Soviet youth organisation

At the end of January, the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia was informed that the World Federation of Free Latvians (PBLA) had donated 500 € for the restoration of a printing press constructed by Ilmārs Kalsers, a member of the “Latviešu demokrātiskās pretestības kustības organizācija” (Organisation of the Latvian Democratic Resistance Movement). The Museum has started a campaign to...

Look into the collection of the Museum: Story of Vitolds Snipkis

Look into the collection of the Museum: Story of Vitolds Snipkis

The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia invites you to view a testimony from its collection. It is the testimony of Vitolds Snipkis who reveals life and living conditions in forced exile Vitolds Snipkis was born 10 July 1932 in the “Starutiņi” farmstead in Latvia. His father, Jānis Snipkis, was a blacksmith who married Olga Neimane. After the wedding, Olga’s parents bestowed her “Starutiņi”. As...

26 January - the 100th anniversary of the de jure recognition of the Republic of Latvia

26 January - the 100th anniversary of the de jure recognition of the Republic of Latvia

Photo: Riga. 26 January 1921. Collection of the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia. On 26 January 1921 in Paris the Supreme Council of Allied Powers (Great Britain, France, Italy, Japan and Belgium) recognised the Republic of Latvia de jure.Collection of the Museum of Occupation of Latvia contains testimony of thIS historical event - photo album of Jānis Tepfers, Adjutant...

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           The Exposition “The Hong Kong Way” will not be Shown in the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia

The Exposition “The Hong Kong Way” will not be Shown in...

2021. gada 23. augusts Read more >>
New Novel

New Novel "Sydney via Siberia. In Remembrance"

2021. gada 9. jūlijs Read more >>
Exhibition „History of KGB operations in Latvia“ is open to visitors

Exhibition „History of KGB operations in Latvia“ is open to...

2021. gada 15. jūnijs Read more >>
The Museum of Occupation is open to visitors!

The Museum of Occupation is open to visitors!

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Elvīra Sebris memories about the deportation on 25 March 1949

Elvīra Sebris memories about the deportation on 25 March 1949

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The Latvian Legion and 16 March

The Latvian Legion and 16 March

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Video Series

Video Series "Childhood. Five Stories About."

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PBLA donates the restoration cost for a printing press used by an anti-Soviet youth organisation

PBLA donates the restoration cost for a printing press used by an...

2021. gada 27. janvāris Read more >>
Look into the collection of the Museum: Story of Vitolds Snipkis

Look into the collection of the Museum: Story of Vitolds Snipkis

2020. gada 16. decembris Read more >>
26 January - the 100th anniversary of the de jure recognition of the Republic of Latvia

26 January - the 100th anniversary of the de jure recognition of the...

2021. gada 26. janvāris Read more >>
The President of France visits the Occupation Museum

The President of France visits the Occupation Museum

2020. gada 13. oktobris Read more >>
The book “With Dance Shoes in Siberian Snows” available for purchase in the museum

The book “With Dance Shoes in Siberian Snows” available for...

2020. gada 21. jūlijs Read more >>