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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...

Valters Nollendorfs delivered a Latvian Independence Day address in Chicago and Kalamazoo, Michigan

Valters Nollendorfs delivered a Latvian Independence Day address in Chicago and Kalamazoo, Michigan

Valters Nollendorfs, Chairman of the Occupation Museum Association of Latvia, delivered a Latvian Independence Day address in Chicago on 18 November and a day later in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He presented the plans for the Museum's new exposition as a narrative of the Latvian state, nation and land from independence to occupation and suppression to renewed independence. He announced that the approved plans of the Museum's Building for...

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,...

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Opening of the exhibition “Latvia: the fight for freedom” in Barcelona

Opening of the exhibition “Latvia: the fight for freedom” in...

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President of the Republic of Turkey visits the Museum

President of the Republic of Turkey visits the Museum

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Paul Goble: NO FINAL VICTORIES, NO FINAL DEFEATS: LATVIA ON THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY OF MOLOTOV-RIBBENTROP

Paul Goble: NO FINAL VICTORIES, NO FINAL DEFEATS: LATVIA ON THE 75TH...

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Victims of Totalitarianism were commemorated in the Conference “Molotov-­Ribbentrop 75: Echoes Today”

Victims of Totalitarianism were commemorated in the Conference...

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23 August – the European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism and Nazism

23 August – the European Day of Remembrance for Victims of Stalinism...

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High-ranking Japanese official visits the Museum

High-ranking Japanese official visits 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!

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Museum working hours during Christmas holidays

Museum working hours during Christmas holidays

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Museum Opening Hours have changed

Museum Opening Hours have changed

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

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

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