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Jewish Museum / Museum Jews in Latvia

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Address: Skolas iela 6, Riga 1010, Latvia
Phone Number: +371 67 283 484
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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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An incredibly sad, thought-provoking display

Expect strong security when you enter. The free museum itself is on the second floor. There are free audio guides offered as well. We spent a good 1.5 hours here to hear and read... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 20, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This a must for all people of this world to respect what others went through because of religion and creed. Another country that suffered because of an illiterate few , lets all live in peace for the sake of generations to come ! Entrance is free and you are supplied free an MP3 player , make time to go.

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

This museum has a great display of the history of the Jews in Latvia, and their contributions to Latvian society. Unfortunately the history of the Jews in Latvia is overshadowed by the horrors of the Holocaust. And the museum does not shy away from the details of those years. But it is a lovely building, now the Jewish community center,... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2016

Hidden away almost...with a great story behind it is a greatly preserved synagog. The decorations and paint looks like real new, and it is worth to read the story behind it as well! Worth seeing!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

Expect strong security when you enter. The free museum itself is on the second floor. There are free audio guides offered as well. We spent a good 1.5 hours here to hear and read the very well-researched history of Jews in Latvia. The section on WWII and the Latvian ghetto is just heart-breaking.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

We highly recommend Ieva Kalceva for a guided tour of "Jewish Riga" that included the forest, the museum, and the Jewish quarter. Ieva (Eva) was knowledgable, efficient, and very nice. Having a car and driver out to the forest made it possible to see a lot in one afternoon. This is a good tour especially for teenagers who are interested... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

We were on a study trip about Jewish history so naturally we were interested in this museum. We visited it after taking a Jewish History Tour in the city itself. It is rather small and simple, but tells the story of Latvian Jews quite well. We were especially pleased with the guide - a very young volunteer from Austria who... More 

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Letchworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 18, 2016

An important museum to visit to get a feel of the total ethnic cleansing that happened in Latvia. An excellent visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2016 via mobile

Housed in 3 or 4 rooms we were given mp3 players to go with the numbered exhibits. Years of building a community then wiped out in 3 years. Heartbreaking. We'll planned out but if you're not interested in this sort of thing then a) shame on you and b) you'll get bored quickly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2016

We visited this museum after a full day of exploring Latvian Jewish sites. This is a very important museum exploring the Jews of Latvia before, during and since the Holocaust. 90% of Latvia's Jews were murdered, and it is important for people who visit the city to remember this dark period of Latvia's history. The museum consists of three rooms... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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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