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New Discoveries at the KGB Building: The Unknown KGB Victims from the Ulbroka “Pits” have been identified

New Discoveries at the KGB Building: The Unknown KGB Victims from the Ulbroka “Pits” have been identified

In the last year and a half, researchers at the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia have identified eight unknown persons who were arrested, killed, and buried in a mass grave in Ulbroka in February 1941. 11 were identified in the spring and summer of 1944. The remaining eight people were not identified before Latvia was overcome by the second Soviet occupation. Only now has Inese Dreimane, a historian at the...

The Exhibition ‘Art in the Gulag’ by the Painter Solomon Gershov is Currently on Display at the Museum

The Exhibition ‘Art in the Gulag’ by the Painter Solomon Gershov is Currently on Display at the Museum

The exhibition ‘Art in the Gulag. Vorkuta 1948-1956.’ has opened at the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, Raiņa Bulvāris 7. Solomon Gershov (1906-1989) was a Russian Post Avant-Garde artist born in Daugavpils, in Latvia. He studied under Marc Chagall in Vitebsk and under Kazimierz Malewicz in Leningrad. He was arrested twice and spent a total of 10 years in exile in Kursk and Vorkuta. After...

We invite You to a Lecture on Diplomatic Relations Between Latvia and Norway from 1918 to 1991

We invite You to a Lecture on Diplomatic Relations Between Latvia and Norway from 1918 to 1991

  We invite you to the lecture “Diplomatic Relations between Latvia and Norway from the founding of Latvia to the renewal of independence” by the Norwegian writer and lawyer Hege Boman Grundekjøn. The lecture will be held on at 16:00, on Thursday 14...

The exhibition in the KGB Building is looking for guides

The exhibition in the KGB Building is looking for guides

The Museum has announced the opportunity to apply to be a guide at the KGB Building (Corner House), in the Museum’s “Exhibition - History of KGB Operations in Latvia”, located at 61 Brīvības iela in Riga. The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia wants to recruit people to work as guides, who enjoy talking to people, that know at least 3 languages (2 well) and who know about the political...

We Invite Schools to a Participate in a Lesson on the Events of January 1991

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

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 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

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 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....

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Former prisoners tell about CHEKA

Former prisoners tell about CHEKA

2014. gada 10. jūlijs Read more >>
King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia visit the Museum of Occupation

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia visit the Museum of Occupation

2014. gada 27. marts Read more >>
The museum project Take a Walk in the Corner House!

The museum project Take a Walk in the Corner House!

2014. gada 20. februāris Read more >>
Museum working hours during Christmas holidays

Museum working hours during Christmas holidays

2013. gada 18. decembris Read more >>
Museum Opening Hours have changed

Museum Opening Hours have changed

2013. gada 4. oktobris Read more >>
Paul Goble: The Growing Importance of Latvia's Occupation Museum

Paul Goble: The Growing Importance of Latvia's Occupation Museum

2013. gada 10. septembris Read more >>
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

2013. gada 3. jūnijs Read more >>
Museum book in German and Russian is available online

Museum book in German and Russian is available online

2013. gada 3. jūnijs Read more >>
Gundega Michele participated in conference “Modern Forms of Commemoration of Totalitarian Genocide Places”

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

2013. gada 29. maijs Read more >>
Reflecting Memory: Moving to a Common European Memory?

Reflecting Memory: Moving to a Common European Memory?

2013. gada 15. aprīlis Read more >>
President of the Republic of Turkey visits the Museum of Occupation

President of the Republic of Turkey visits the Museum of Occupation

2013. gada 3. aprīlis Read more >>