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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...

The Museum is closed until 6 April 2021

The Museum is closed until 6 April 2021

From 20 December 2020 till 6 April 2021 the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia at Raiņa bulvāris 7, Riga is closed.To contact the Museum staff members please contact us by e-mail omf@latnet.lv .Visits to the museum collection are only possible by booking ahead by phoning +371 67 229 248, workdays from 11.00 to 15.00.

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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...

The President of France visits the Occupation Museum

The President of France visits the Occupation Museum

On a recent state visit to Latvia, the President of France Emmanuel Macron honoured the “French group” (Latvian intellectuals persecuted by the Soviet regime) in a speech in Riga Castle on 29 September, and during a visit to the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia on 30 September. The “French group” were a small community of people interested in French literature and art, who spent...

The book “With Dance Shoes in Siberian Snows” available for purchase in the museum

The book “With Dance Shoes in Siberian Snows” available for purchase in the museum

The book “With Dance Shoes in Siberian Snows” written by the Member of the European Parliament, former Ambassador and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia, Sandra Kalniete, is again available for purchase in the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia. The author reveals the tragic events of the history of Latvia and Europe in the 20th century through the personal story of her family, deported to...

COMMENT ON VLADIMIR PUTIN’S DOCTRINE OF HISTORY

COMMENT ON VLADIMIR PUTIN’S DOCTRINE OF HISTORY

Photo: Design sketch for a new exposition at the Museum of Occupation titled "Conspiracy. The Hitler-Stalin Pact". Author – design bureau "H2E".Valters Nollendorfs, the Chairman of the Board of the Association of the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, has written an extensive commentary in response to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s article The Real...

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Victims of Totalitarianism were commemorated in the Conference “Molotov-­Ribbentrop 75: Echoes Today”

Victims of Totalitarianism were commemorated in the Conference...

2014. gada 26. augusts Read more >>
23 August – the European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism

23 August – the European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism...

2014. gada 21. augusts Read more >>
High-ranking Japanese official visits the Museum

High-ranking Japanese official visits the Museum

2014. gada 12. augusts Read more >>
Former prisoners tell about CHEKA

Former prisoners tell about CHEKA

2014. gada 10. jūlijs Read more >>
King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia visit the Museum of Occupation

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia visit the Museum of Occupation

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The museum project Take a Walk in the Corner House!

The museum project Take a Walk in the Corner House!

2014. gada 20. februāris Read more >>
Museum working hours during Christmas holidays

Museum working hours during Christmas holidays

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Museum Opening Hours have changed

Museum Opening Hours have changed

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Paul Goble: The Growing Importance of Latvia's Occupation Museum

Paul Goble: The Growing Importance of Latvia's Occupation Museum

2013. gada 10. septembris Read more >>
Museum of the Occupation in German Tourism and Geography Magazine

Museum of the Occupation in German Tourism and Geography Magazine

2013. gada 12. jūnijs Read more >>
PAUL A. GOBLE ON WHAT’S CHANGED FOR LATVIA AND WHAT HASN’T

PAUL A. GOBLE ON WHAT’S CHANGED FOR LATVIA AND WHAT HASN’T

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Museum book in German and Russian is available online

Museum book in German and Russian is available online

2013. gada 3. jūnijs Read more >>