We Invite Schools to a Participate in a Lesson on the Events of January 1991
At this time when we remember the Barricades, the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia invites schools to the museum for a free lesson on the events of January 1991. In the lesson ‘Barricades. 20 January 1991’ pupils will gain an understanding of this period from the section of the museum’s exhibition relating to the Latvian National awakening. The pupils will then watch a fragment of the film “Father’s...
The President of Slovakia Visited the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia
On 18 December 2018, the President of the Slovak Republic, Andrej Kiska, visited the Museum of the Occupation as part of his official visit to Latvia. The museum’s director, Gunārs Nāgels, welcomed Kiska to the museum and presented the museum's exposition to him.
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 18 December
This Tuesday, 18 December, the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia’s exhibition on Raina Bulvāris will be open from 11:00 to 14:00. 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 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 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!
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 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 (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
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....