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 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...

The Ambassador of the Sovereign Order of Malta visits the Museum

The Ambassador of the Sovereign Order of Malta visits the Museum

On August 29, the Occupation Museum was visited by Alberto Bertoldi, the Ambassador of the Sovereign Order of Malta. The museum's exhibitonn was presented to him by the museum's guide Wioletta McGilvray.

New exhibition ”Bessarabians in GULAG” at the Museum

New exhibition ”Bessarabians in GULAG” at the Museum

The exhibition commemorating the victims of the totalitarian regimes ”Bessarabians in GULAG” contains 130 images and copies of documents reflecting the life in GULAG of families originating from the Republic of Moldova. More than 40.000 people were deported to Siberia in 1940-1941, 1949 and 1951. The images also include several maps of the GULAG, decisions and other documents. The exhibition was opened on 24...

President of Germany visits the Museum

President of Germany visits the Museum

The President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier during his state visit to Latvia visited the Museum of Occupation on 23 August 2017. He was welcomed by the Museum’s Board member Dzintra Bungs and the Museum Director Gunārs Nāgels. The President was introduced to the exhibition of and he signed the Museum’s guest book.

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 Prisoners of War to be Built in Zedelgem, Belgium

The Municipality of Zedelgem in Belgium and the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia announce a mutual agreement to create a commemorative Freedom Monument that will be unveiled at the newly-named square, Brivibaplein, in Zedelgem in October 2018. The agreement provides EUR 100 000 for the design and creation of the monument to be shared equally by the Municipality and the Museum. The Museum's share will be covered by...

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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

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 >>
A leading Arab world observer visits the Museum

A leading Arab world observer visits the Museum

2013. gada 27. marts Read more >>
The exhibition “The Tragedy of Latvia. 1941” will be displayed at the European Parliament

The exhibition “The Tragedy of Latvia. 1941” will be displayed at...

2013. gada 25. februāris Read more >>
Speaker of the Parliament of Finland visits the Museum

Speaker of the Parliament of Finland visits the Museum

2013. gada 17. janvāris Read more >>
Museum of the Occupation of Latvia has moved to temporary quarters!

Museum of the Occupation of Latvia has moved to temporary quarters!

2012. gada 30. oktobris Read more >>
Museum historian will take part at international conference about teaching the history of comunism

Museum historian will take part at international conference about...

2012. gada 20. septembris Read more >>