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The Museum is closed until 7 February 2021

The Museum is closed until 7 February 2021

From 20 December 2020 till 7 February 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.

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...

New Video Series

New 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...

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...

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...

Commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the national partisans' battle in Stompaki Forest

Commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the national partisans' battle in Stompaki Forest

On 2 March, a memorial was held in Stompaki Forest in Viļaki County in honour of the national partisans who fought against the occupying Soviet forces there 75 years ago. This was the largest battle fought by the national partisans on Latvian soil. The commemoration was attended by Inese Dreimane, a historian with the Museum of Occupation’s “KGB Building” project. Commemoration events were held in the...

Contract signed for creating a new design for the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia’s exposition

Contract signed for creating a new design for the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia’s exposition

On Wednesday 21 January, Museum of the Occupation of Latvia Association ChairValters Nollendorfs and design office H2E Board Chair Ingūna Elere signed a contract on the development and implementation of an artistic project for the museum’s permanent exposition.  The H2E project “Path of Light” was chosen out of four proposals in a tender organised by the Museum of Occupation at the end...

Ambassador of the Philippines donates to the Museum of Occupation

Ambassador of the Philippines donates to the Museum of Occupation

On 6 January, the Ambassador to Latvia of the Republic of the Philippines, H.E. Ms Leah Basinang – Ruiz, visited the Museum of Occupation. She met with the museum’s Director Solvita Vība and went on a guided tour of the exposition led by guide Rūta Bruževica. At the conclusion of the visit, the ambassador signed the distinguished guests’ book and made a 50 EUR donation to the Museum.

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Former prisoners tell about CHEKA

Former prisoners tell about CHEKA

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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

2013. gada 18. decembris Read more >>
Museum Opening Hours have changed

Museum Opening Hours have changed

2013. gada 4. oktobris Read more >>
Paul Goble: The Growing Importance of Latvia's Occupation Museum

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

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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

2013. gada 3. jūnijs Read more >>
Museum book in German and Russian is available online

Museum book in German and Russian is available online

2013. gada 3. jūnijs Read more >>
Gundega Michele participated in conference “Modern Forms of Commemoration of Totalitarian Genocide Places”

Gundega Michele participated in conference “Modern Forms of...

2013. gada 29. maijs Read more >>
Reflecting Memory: Moving to a Common European Memory?

Reflecting Memory: Moving to a Common European Memory?

2013. gada 15. aprīlis Read more >>
President of the Republic of Turkey visits the Museum of Occupation

President of the Republic of Turkey visits the Museum of Occupation

2013. gada 3. aprīlis Read more >>