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The Museum of Occupation has lost a loyal friend and supporter.

The Museum of Occupation has lost a loyal friend and supporter.

Dr. Zigfrīds Zadvinskis was one of the small group that met in Garezers in 1996 to form a support organization for the recently founded Museum. When we met in January of this year, Dr. Zadvinskis, remembered with a smile that Paulis had “bestowed” on him the responsibility of promoting support for the Museum in his home community of Grand Rapids, Michigan. As was characteristic of Dr. Zadvinskis, he enthusiastically...

Daily Tours in English

Daily Tours in English

From 1 May, we are offering daily guided tours of the museum in English. The tours will start everyday at 14.00 and 16.00. Each tour lasts one hour. € 3 per personYou do not need to book ahead to participate in the tour.

A Previously Unknown Photograph of the 25 March 1949 has been Donated to the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia

A Previously Unknown Photograph of the 25 March 1949 has been Donated to the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia

On the Remembrance Day of the 25 March 1949 Deportation, the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia gave the public a unique view of a previously unpublished photograph depicting the deportation. The photo shows a Latvian family at Ventspils railway station just before they are put in the train with 1,161 people being taken from Latvia. ...

We invite Everyone to the Photo Exhibition “Adult Crimean Childhood”

We invite Everyone to the Photo Exhibition “Adult Crimean Childhood”

The "United by a Flag - #LIBERATECRIMEA" is an international action, in which the Crimean Tatar national flag will travel for 9 months to several countries around the world, with the aim of bringing together people of different nationalities and religions who are not indifferent to the fate of the Crimean Tatar people and Ukraine. At 16.00 at the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, Raiņa Bulvāris 7...

We invite you to the photo exhibition “NATIONAL UNION DAY – GEORGIA’S PEACEFUL FIGHT FOR FREEDOM”

We invite you to the photo exhibition “NATIONAL UNION DAY – GEORGIA’S PEACEFUL FIGHT FOR FREEDOM”

From 9 April the photo exhibition “National Unity Day – Georgia’s Peaceful Fight for Freedom”, created by the Embassy of Georgia, will be exhibited at the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia. The exhibition is dedicated to the 30th anniversary of the tragedy which took place on 9 April 1989, in Tbilisi, when the Soviet army brutally dispelled the independence demonstration on Rustaveli Avenue...

New Discoveries at the KGB Building: The Unknown KGB Victims from the Ulbroka “Pits” have been identified

New Discoveries at the KGB Building: The Unknown KGB Victims from the Ulbroka “Pits” have been identified

In the last year and a half, researchers at the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia have identified eight unknown persons who were arrested, killed, and buried in a mass grave in Ulbroka in February 1941. 11 were identified in the spring and summer of 1944. The remaining eight people were not identified before Latvia was overcome by the second Soviet occupation. Only now has Inese Dreimane, a historian at the...

The Exhibition ‘Art in the Gulag’ by the Painter Solomon Gershov is Currently on Display at the Museum

The Exhibition ‘Art in the Gulag’ by the Painter Solomon Gershov is Currently on Display at the Museum

The exhibition ‘Art in the Gulag. Vorkuta 1948-1956.’ has opened at the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, Raiņa Bulvāris 7. Solomon Gershov (1906-1989) was a Russian Post Avant-Garde artist born in Daugavpils, in Latvia. He studied under Marc Chagall in Vitebsk and under Kazimierz Malewicz in Leningrad. He was arrested twice and spent a total of 10 years in exile in Kursk and Vorkuta. After...

We invite You to a Lecture on Diplomatic Relations Between Latvia and Norway from 1918 to 1991

We invite You to a Lecture on Diplomatic Relations Between Latvia and Norway from 1918 to 1991

  We invite you to the lecture “Diplomatic Relations between Latvia and Norway from the founding of Latvia to the renewal of independence” by the Norwegian writer and lawyer Hege Boman Grundekjøn. The lecture will be held on at 16:00, on Thursday 14...

The exhibition in the KGB Building is looking for guides

The exhibition in the KGB Building is looking for guides

The Museum has announced the opportunity to apply to be a guide at the KGB Building (Corner House), in the Museum’s “Exhibition - History of KGB Operations in Latvia”, located at 61 Brīvības iela in Riga. The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia wants to recruit people to work as guides, who enjoy talking to people, that know at least 3 languages (2 well) and who know about the political...

We Invite Schools to a Participate in a Lesson on the Events of January 1991

We Invite Schools to a Participate in a Lesson on the Events of January 1991

At this time when we remember the Barricades, the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia invites schools to the museum for a free lesson on the events of January 1991. In the lesson ‘Barricades. 20 January 1991’ pupils will gain an understanding of this period from the section of the museum’s exhibition relating to the Latvian National awakening. The pupils will then watch a fragment of the film “Father’s...

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An Ambitious Memorial to Commemorate the Victims of Communism has been...

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In Rememberance of Valentīna Zeile, Recipient of the Order of the Three Stars

In Rememberance of Valentīna Zeile, Recipient of the Order of the...

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Work has Started on the “Monument to Freedom” for Latvian Legionnaires

Work has Started on the “Monument to Freedom” for Latvian...

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Latvian Legionnaire, Jāzeps Šķēls, has been Laid to Rest with Military Honours

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The Photo Portrait Exhibition “We Returned” Will Soon Open at the Museum

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Our Summer Intern from the American Latvian Association

Our Summer Intern from the American Latvian Association

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A Commemoration of the Victims of the

A Commemoration of the Victims of the "Year of Terror" was held at the...

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Valters Nollendorfs at the conference of the Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies at Stanford University

Valters Nollendorfs at the conference of the Association for the...

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Valters Nollendorfs Received the Prime Minister Certificate of Gratitude

Valters Nollendorfs Received the Prime Minister Certificate of...

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Latvia’s Occupation Museum: Why the Next 25 Years are More Important than the Last

Latvia’s Occupation Museum: Why the Next 25 Years are More Important...

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The First Ten Years of the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia

The First Ten Years of the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia

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New Offers for Summer

New Offers for Summer

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