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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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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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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

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Museum book in German and Russian is available online

Museum book in German and Russian is available online

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Gundega Michele participated in conference “Modern Forms of Commemoration of Totalitarian Genocide Places”

Gundega Michele participated in conference “Modern Forms of...

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Reflecting Memory: Moving to a Common European Memory?

Reflecting Memory: Moving to a Common European Memory?

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President of the Republic of Turkey visits the Museum of Occupation

President of the Republic of Turkey visits the Museum of Occupation

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