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The peaceful setting and well maintained grounds belie the fact that this was a concentration camp where many people died. Although the barracks may be long gone, the bunker symbolically facing heavenward and the chilling heat beat heard throughout, ensure that the unthinkable suffering that...More
This memorial made me ache with sorrow as I read the information and stared at the imposing sculptures. This is sacred ground, walk respectfully, listen to the heartbeat from the earth. The emotions that arise at this memorial will stay with you . . ....More
These grounds used to be a concentration camp. Nowadays all the barracks are gone and all that remains are amazing statues. This site hasn't been exploited yet, so you won't find a ticket office, souvenir shops or big crowds. So visit this place NOW! This...More
So after our 20 minute train journey from Riga to Darzini we walked through the woods which is an easy route once you find the start. This is behind the concrete building which looks as thou it used to be the station house.
A quiet place with a specific atmosphere.
The memorial reaches its aim.
I makes people quiet, it makes people think about life.
Right at the spot, not much has left, but that's what makes it even more impressive.
Totally worth the trip if you're visiting Riga. We followed the directions from the Lonely Planet book and it wasn't difficult to find at all. The path is well made and the hike is easy. The woods were absolutely lovely.
The memorial is breathtaking. The...More
*Absolutely worth the trek to get there... and it;s truly not that difficult to find*
The memorial is an absolutely beautiful sight, despite the tragic circumstances it memorializes. The grounds are well-kept; the statues are perfectly somber, imposing, and simple, in a way that inspires...More