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Address: Skolas Street, 6, Riga 1010, Latvia
Phone Number: +371 67 283 484
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Description: The museum "Jews in Latvia" was established in year 1989 to research...
The museum "Jews in Latvia" was established in year 1989 to research, popularize and commemorate the history of Latvia's Jewish community. 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
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

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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Somerset
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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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Gainsborough, United Kingdom
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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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Cliffe Woods, Kent
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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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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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Wiesbaden, Germany
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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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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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St Neots, Cambs
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

This is a museum that has to be fitted into an afternoon itinerary due to the 12 - 5 opening hours. It was convenient for us as it was only five minutes walk from our hotel on Elizabete Iela. If you are disabled, forget it as it is on the third floor of a building . the stairs are long... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

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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Warsaw, Poland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

it is really sad that museum is open only in 12-17 Pm so You can really need luck to enter in. Also museum is very small with only a few of object in

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