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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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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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2016
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4 of 5 stars 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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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars 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 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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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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New York City, New York
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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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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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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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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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