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The Museum will be Open on 24 September - the Day of the Pope's Visit

The Museum will be Open on 24 September - the Day of the Pope's Visit

During the apostolic visit of Pope Francis to Latvia, which has been declared a national holiday, the museum will be open for its usual working hours, 11:00 - 18:00.

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...

Our Summer Intern from the American Latvian Association

Our Summer Intern from the American Latvian Association

Every summer a young Latvian from abroad joins the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia’s staff with the support of a stipend from the Latvian American Association (ALA). Working with the museum’s guides and other specialists, they get to know the history of Latvia and the work of the museum, but more importantly, they meet with their peers and "integrate" into real life in Latvia. Here's what this year's intern has to say...

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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 >>

"The New York Times" recommends a visit to the Museum

2012. gada 30. augusts Read more >>
The Museum receives official recognition from UNESCO

The Museum receives official recognition from UNESCO

2012. gada 29. augusts Read more >>