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The 46th Newsletter of the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia is Out Now

The 46th Newsletter of the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia is Out Now

The Occupation Museum of Latvia publishes a circular twice a year. The newly released winter newsletter, as well as previous numbers, can be read and downloaded HERE.

Change in Working Hours on 12 and 13 December

Change in Working Hours on 12 and 13 December

This Wednesday, 12 December, the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia’s exhibition on Raina Bulvāris will be open from 11:00 to 14:00. This Thursday, 13 December, the museum’s exhibition will be closed. Sorry for the inconvenience!

The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia joins in the call to commemorate the Jews who were killed in the Holocaust

The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia joins in the call to commemorate the Jews who were killed in the Holocaust

The organisers of Rumbula-77, Lolita Tomsone, Kaspars Zellis and Rita Ruduša, invite everyone to come and remember the Latvian Jews who were murdered in Rumbula Forest, at a commemorative event on 30 November from 18:00 to 23:00 at the Freedom Monument. "These people were ours - our grandparents' neighbours, school and study friends, doctors, engineers, professors, and tailors. They belonged to Latvia, they lived and...

We Invite You to a Presentation of the New Book ‘The Story of BATUN’

We Invite You to a Presentation of the New Book ‘The Story of BATUN’

We invite you to a presentation of the recently published book "The Story of BATUN", by Estonian artist Sirje Okas Ainso. The presentation will be on Thursday, 22 November, at 16.00 at the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, at Raina Boulevard 7 in Riga. BATUN (Baltic Appeal to United Nations) was one of the most influential Baltic Exile organisations with the aim of regaining independence for the occupied Baltic States....

Greetings on Latvia’s 100th Jubilee!

Greetings on Latvia’s 100th Jubilee!

Let Līgo proudly sing to you, free Latvia! Grow large, beautiful, brilliant, like the rising sun! (Vilis Plūdons)On 18 November 2018, it will have been 100 years since the proclamation of the Republic of Latvia. Congratulations to all who love Latvia on her birthday! Picture: a motif from 18 November 1953, from Inta number 6 Camp. Given as a gift to a Latvian prisoner, Augusts...

The Museum of the Occupation’s opening times on Independence Day

The Museum of the Occupation’s opening times on Independence Day

The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia will be open on 18 November, the day of the Proclamation of the Republic of Latvia, from 11:00 to 18:00. We welcome you to come and visit!

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...

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