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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...

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...

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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 >>
A leading Arab world observer visits the Museum

A leading Arab world observer visits the Museum

2013. gada 27. marts Read more >>
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 >>