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The Museum's Opening Times on 18 November

The Museum's Opening Times on 18 November

The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia's exhibition, at Raiņa Bulvāris 7, will be open from 11:00 to 18:00 on the national holiday, on 18 November. The museum will also be open on the holiday on 20 November, from 11:00 to 18:00. The Exhibition of KGB Operations, at 61 Brīvības iela, will be closed on 18 November, but will open on 20 November. Happy Independence Day!

Valters Nollendorfs participated in the conference

Valters Nollendorfs participated in the conference "100 Years of Communism: History and Memory"

Valters Nollendorfs, Chairman of the Board of the Occupation Museum Association of Latvia, participated in the conference "100 Years of Communism: History and Memory" organised by the Platform of European Memory and Conscience in Paris on 8 and 9 November 2017. Nollendorfs gave an illustrated presentation at about the future permanent exposition to be installed in the Museum's Building for the Future, which finally seems headed...

The FYR Macedonia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Visited the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia

The FYR Macedonia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Visited the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia

On 2 November 2017, the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the FYR Macedonia, Nikola Dimitrov, visited the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia as part of his visit to Latvia from 31 October to 2 November. The minister, along with his delegation, listened with interest as they became acquainted with the history of Latvia, and the minister remarked upon the similarities with his own country. The minister wrote...

Valters Nollendords Participated in a Panel Discussion on

Valters Nollendords Participated in a Panel Discussion on "Dealing with the Communist Past" in Berlin

Valters Nollendords, Chairman of the Board of the Occupation Museum Association of Latvia, participated in a panel discussion on "Dealing with the Communist Past" at a conference on The Long Shadow of Communism – 100 Years of Russian Revolution and the Communist Legacy of Europe organised by the Deutsche Gesellschaft e.V. and  Bundesstiftung für Aufarbeitung der SED-Diktatur in Berlin. Nollendorfs...

Latvian Soldiers in the German Military Cemetery of Lommel, Belgium

Latvian Soldiers in the German Military Cemetery of Lommel, Belgium

After the expedition to the German Military Cemetery in Lommel (a town in Belgium), museum specialists have identified and listed the Latvian soldiers buried there in 1945-1946. This list will now be used by the German military cemetery research centre Huis “Over Grenzen” (House "Across Borders") to add information to memorial plaques, which have errors, in the cemetery. Latvian citizens, who were forced to fight...

The Museum Hosts the Opening of Timothy Snyder’s Book “On Tyranny”

The Museum Hosts the Opening of Timothy Snyder’s Book “On Tyranny”

On Monday, 16 October, the museum held a book opening for the translation of famous American historian Timothy Snyder's book “On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century.” The author himself attended and made a speech after some introductory word from...

The Entries of the Competition to Create a Monument to Latvian Legionnaires are Now on Display

The Entries of the Competition to Create a Monument to Latvian Legionnaires are Now on Display

The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia is displaying the sculptor’s models which were presented in the competition to build a memorial for Latvian prisoners of war: “A MONUMENT TO FREEDOM”. The monument is dedicated to the Legionnaires who, once the Second World War had ended,...

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Moldova Visits the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Moldova Visits the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia

On 29th September, 2017, the...

 A “Monument to Freedom” Will Be Built in Zedelgem Dedicated to Prisoners of War – To the Latvian Legionnaires

A “Monument to Freedom” Will Be Built in Zedelgem Dedicated to Prisoners of War – To the Latvian Legionnaires

The town of Zedelgem (in Belgium), in cooperation with the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, has decided to erect a monument to Latvian soldiers who, after the end of the Second World War, came to Zedelgem as prisoners of war. The monument will be built according to the design “Latvian Beehive” by sculptor Kristaps Gulbjs’ In order to find the best design for the memorial – “Monument to...

The Moving Sand Cinema Film “Through the Eyes of a Child”

The Moving Sand Cinema Film “Through the Eyes of a Child”

The March 1949 deportation was one of the worst Soviet crimes against the people of Latvia. 2.2% of the population were taken from Latvia and sent to Siberia. Amongst those deported was 4th grade school girl Nita Plezere and her family – her parents Alma and Kārlis, brother Dzintars and sister Anna. There are hardly...

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President of Germany visits the Museum

President of Germany visits the Museum

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A Monument Celebrating Freedom and Commemoration Latvian World War II Prisoners of War to be Built in Zedelgem, Belgium

A Monument Celebrating Freedom and Commemoration Latvian World War II...

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The Reconstruction Project of the Museum is Back on Track

The Reconstruction Project of the Museum is Back on Track

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New Exhibition in the former KGB headquarters

New Exhibition in the former KGB headquarters

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The Iranian Foreign Minister visits the Museum

The Iranian Foreign Minister visits the Museum

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The Cardinal Secretary of State visits the Occupation Museum

The Cardinal Secretary of State visits the Occupation Museum

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Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia visits the Museum

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Daily Guided Tours in English

Daily Guided Tours in English

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Estonia celebrates the 98th anniversary of declaration of independence

Estonia celebrates the 98th anniversary of declaration of independence

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New New Year

Merry Christmas and a Happy New New Year

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The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia has made a new documentary “Zedelgem”

The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia has made a new documentary...

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The permanent exhibition of the Museum at Latviešu strēlnieku laukums 1 is closed

The permanent exhibition of the Museum at Latviešu strēlnieku...

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