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25 March 1949 Deportation

25 March 1949 Deportation

The representatives of the power institutions in Moscow decided to perform a mass deportation, mainly from Latvian villages. The aim was to break the resistance against collectivisation of farming. Moreover, the purpose was to create the physical infrastructure for kolkhozes and to get rid of supporters of the national partisans. By deporting the most successful and productive part of the rural population, the occupation...

We Invite You to the Choir Concert

We Invite You to the Choir Concert "Believe. Your Land Will Remain" in Remembrance of the 15 March Deportation

A concert, dedicated to the victims of the Communist genocide,  was held on 25 March 2018 at 14:00 in the Riga Culture and Folk Art Centre “Mazā Ģilde”, Amatu iela 3/5. You can watch the concert on our Facebook page. The concert  offered the music of Pēteris Plakidis, Lūcija Garūta, Emīls...

The Latvian Social Democratic Worker’s Party Flag, Which Was First Raised On 1 May 1989, Has Been Donated To The Museum

The Latvian Social Democratic Worker’s Party Flag, Which Was First Raised On 1 May 1989, Has Been Donated To The Museum

In spring 1989 a flag was made for the renewed Latvian Social Democratic Worker’s Party (LSDSP). The appearance of such a party highlighted the emergence of a Social Democratic party which aimed to break the monopoly of the Communist party in the Latvian Soviet Socialist Republic. On 7 March this flag was donated to the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia’s archive and presented by former LSDSP members Leo Hiršons...

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 Army at Velikaya...

The Prime Minister of Ukraine Visited the Museum

The Prime Minister of Ukraine Visited the Museum

On 1 March, the Prime Minister of Ukraine, Volodymyr Groysman, visited the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, as part of an official visit. He was given a tour of the exhibition by the Chairman of the Board of the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia Association, Valters Nollendorfs. At the end of the visit the Prime Minister sign the museum's guest book, and was gifted a few of the museum's books by the museum's director, Gūnars...

The Chairman of the Georgian Parliament visited the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia

The Chairman of the Georgian Parliament visited the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia

On 16 January, Irakli Kobakhidze, the chairman of the Georgian parliament visited the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, with a delegation for an official visit. The Chairman of the Board of the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, Walters Nollendorfs, gave the Chairman and delegation a tour of the museum's exhibition. At the end...

Architect Gunārs Birkets has been Awarded the PBLA 2017 Prize

Architect Gunārs Birkets has been Awarded the PBLA 2017 Prize

The World Federation of Free Latvians (PBLA) awarded the world famous and renowned Latvian architect Gunārs Birkerts a lifetime contribution award for his work popularizing the name Latvia in the world through his projects and buildings, significant to the world culturally and historically, including the Latvian National Library and the planned Future House project of the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia. Birkerts was born...

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...

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