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The American Latvian Association have Donated to the Building for the Future

The American Latvian Association have Donated to the Building for the Future

The American Latvian Association (ALA) have donated 50,000 EUR to the Museum of the Occupation's Building for the Future. The donation ceremony was held on 25 September in the Latvian National Library. The donation was presented to the museum’s director, Gunārs Nāgels, by the Chairman of the ALA, Pēteris Blumbergs. Blumbergs said: "The Museum of the Occupation is implementing a new construction project, and the...

A Monument to Latvian Legionnaires and Freedom was Unveiled in Belgium

A Monument to Latvian Legionnaires and Freedom was Unveiled in Belgium

On 23 September 2018, in the Belgian town of Zedelgem, the 'Monument to Freedom' sculpted by Latvian sculptor Kristaps Gulbis was unveiled. The monument is dedicated to the Latvian Legionnaires, who did not lose faith in freedom for the Latvian State, during the winter of 1945 to 1946 when they were held in Zedelgem prisoner of war camp. This is the first monument for Latvian soldiers built outside of Latvia....

The Monument to Freedom and to Latvian Legionnaires will be Unveiled in Zedelgem in Belgium

The Monument to Freedom and to Latvian Legionnaires will be Unveiled in Zedelgem in Belgium

The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia Association, with the municipal council of Zedelgem in Belgium, have created the memorial – “Monument to freedom”, dedicated to Latvian Legionnaires, who did not lose faith in freedom for the Latvian State, during the winter of 1945 to 1946 when they were held in Zedelgem prisoner of war camp. The official opening of the monument will be held on Sunday 23 September at...

A Time Capsule with Donors Names will be placed in the Wall of the Building for the Future

A Time Capsule with Donors Names will be placed in the Wall of the Building for the Future

The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia’s project, the Building for the Future, which includes extending the building and creating a new exhibition, has reached its first visible milestone – a time capsule will be placed in the wall between the old and new parts of the building on 13 September. The capsule will contain a message for future generations from the museum and from State Real Estate and the names of those who...

New Video Series -

New Video Series - "Five Stories About..."

The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia is creating a new video series called "Five Stories About..." It has been designed to uncover various events in the history of 20th century Latvia. The use of eye witness stories and memories reveals people's feelings and experiences, making the history more personal. Each of the stories cover five different historical events using interviews held in the audiovisual department of the Museum of the...

An Ambitious Memorial to Commemorate the Victims of Communism has been Opened in Tallinn

An Ambitious Memorial to Commemorate the Victims of Communism has been Opened in Tallinn

On Thursday 23 August, on the anniversary of the signing of the Hitler-Stalin pact, a new and ambitious memorial was opened in Maarjamäe Palace Park, in Tallinn, to remember the victims of the Communist Terror. The first section of the memorial, the 'Journey', is a long tunnel created by two high, black stone walls. Carved into the walls are the names of more than 22,000 Estonians who were murdered or died due to the Communist...

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

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

The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia remembers the economist, Supreme Council Deputy who voted for the “Restoration of Independence of the Republic of Latvia” on the 4 May 1991, member of the board of the Bank of Latvia, recipient of the Order of the Three Stars, and golden alumni of the “Varavīksne” student...

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

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

On 22 August members of the museum staff visited the sculptor Kristaps Gulbis to see the monument which will be erected at the end of September in Zedelgem, in Belgium. The monument represents the idea of freedom and is dedicated to the...

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

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

Jāzeps Šķēls was born on 14 January, 1924, in the parish of Varakļāni. ...

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

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

On Thursday 23 August, at 14:00, the travelling photo exhibition, "We Returned”, will be opened at the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia (Raiņa Bulvāris 7). The exhibition was created by Jekabpils History Museum and the Jekabpils branch of the Latvian Association of Politically Repressed Persons (LPRA).  The exhibition consists of 20 portraits by photographer Mētra Štelmahere. They are people from...

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Valters Nollendords Participated in a Panel Discussion on

Valters Nollendords Participated in a Panel Discussion on "Dealing...

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Latvian Soldiers in the German Military Cemetery of Lommel, Belgium

Latvian Soldiers in the German Military Cemetery of Lommel, Belgium

2017. gada 27. oktobris Read more >>
The Museum Hosts the Opening of Timothy Snyder’s Book “On Tyranny”

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

2017. gada 18. oktobris Read more >>
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...

2017. gada 14. oktobris Read more >>
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...

2017. gada 3. oktobris Read more >>
 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...

2017. gada 19. septembris Read more >>
The Moving Sand Cinema Film “Through the Eyes of a Child”

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

2017. gada 19. septembris Read more >>
The Ambassador of the Sovereign Order of Malta visits the Museum

The Ambassador of the Sovereign Order of Malta visits the Museum

2017. gada 29. augusts Read more >>
New exhibition ”Bessarabians in GULAG” at the Museum

New exhibition ”Bessarabians in GULAG” at the Museum

2017. gada 25. augusts Read more >>
President of Germany visits the Museum

President of Germany visits the Museum

2017. gada 23. augusts Read more >>
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...

2017. gada 3. jūlijs Read more >>
The Reconstruction Project of the Museum is Back on Track

The Reconstruction Project of the Museum is Back on Track

2016. gada 27. septembris Read more >>