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Address: Skolas Street, 6, Riga 1010, Latvia
Phone Number: +371 67 283 484
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The museum "Jews in Latvia" is dedicated to the history of...

The museum "Jews in Latvia" is dedicated to the history of Latvia's Jewish community from the first Jews in the territory of Latvia in the 16th century to the tragic events of Holocaust. The museum's exhibition is housed in three halls in the historical building of former Jewish theatre.

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Good exhibition bringing to life the terror faced by jews in Riga. Never forgotten. Its free to enter and only a donation is payable if you want to contribute. Definitely worth a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
PeteTPie
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Haifa
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

This museum is housed in a vert large old building belonging to the Jewish community from before the war and the Soviet period. The present Jewish community has its offices on the premises. The museum is one of the most comprehensive Jewish museums that we have seen. It focuses on the Jewish history of Latvia between the two world wars... More 

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Thank S K
London, United Kingdom
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719 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 521 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

I can only endorse what other reviewers have said.This is a museum which really deserves to be visited and supported.It tells the story of the holocaust and the subsequent attempts by the Jewish community to erect memorials to the dead.If any museum deserves your support this is it

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Thank wingate
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

This place deserves a lot more support. The museum is very nice and quaint. Marina, who works there, there also helped us locate our family from the 1940 phone book!

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Thank mgp22
Somerset
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Good exhibition bringing to life the terror faced by jews in Riga. Never forgotten. Its free to enter and only a donation is payable if you want to contribute. Definitely worth a visit if you are in Riga. Also in English!

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Thank PeteTPie
Gainsborough, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This fascinating museum in a large building in the Art Nouveau area is kept going by donations. It does not just tell about the holacaust but has facts and photos about the delay lives of the Jewish communities in Riga in the past.

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Thank Suzanne S
Cliffe Woods, Kent
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We had some difficulty finding the museum which is on the third floor of what seemed to be a community centre. It is an interesting exhibition that shows how the Jewish people had merged into and played an integral part in Riga day to day life to being almost obliterated by the Nazis (not once was the word Germans used).... More 

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Thank MartinG_53
Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The museum is a memorial to a way of life that has been wiped out (only a few thousand Jews are left in Latvia, and most of those are not especially religious). The Museum does not shy away from showing the awful things that were done - and through the photographs on display it really demonstrates the crimes the Nazi's... More 

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1 Thank Albia-Newton
Wiesbaden, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Small yet informative museum that really put what jews in Latvia went through. Also, i found it interesting how they also recognize those that risked their lives to hide Jews from Latvia.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 312 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This is not the easiest to find as it is not too well signposted. However, the museum is on the 3rd floor of a very impressive building. It is run by volunteers and there is information in English provided. Gives a good overview of the lives of the Jewish community in Latvia from a historical, political and economic perspective. Explains... More 

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2 Thank joan t
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

A small exhibition of the lives of Latvian Jews through some extremely important and turbulent times. Great photos of prominent Jews of the time but there lacks commentary that would provide context. The museum is only open for a short time 12 - 5pm, so you really need to factor it into your itinerary. A must see whilst in Riga.

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