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Great Choral Synagogue Memorial

Gogola iela 25, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 6(0)7 283 484
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Hauntíng Holocaust Memorial

This site contains the ruins of a former synagogue, which the Nazis burned to the ground in 1941... read more

Reviewed June 9, 2017
Raymond W
Chengdu, China
Off the beaten track

This is somewhat off the beaten track and there's not much to see, but if you're staying more than... read more

Reviewed May 28, 2017
London, United Kingdom
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Gogola iela 25, Riga 1050, Latvia
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Reviewed June 9, 2017

This site contains the ruins of a former synagogue, which the Nazis burned to the ground in 1941 with scores of victims locked inside. The foundations of the synagogue have now been unearthed and turned into a heritage site of some sort. There is a...More

Thank Raymond W
Reviewed May 28, 2017

This is somewhat off the beaten track and there's not much to see, but if you're staying more than a day in Riga it's worth a visit as its not too far from the famous Riga Market, and nearby the buildings associated with the Jewish...More

Thank OandA-London
Reviewed May 16, 2017

Just one more part of Nazi Germany's invasion of the Baltic states and the extermination of the Jews...

Thank scottestill
Reviewed March 30, 2017

The location of the synagogue that was was built in the late 1800,s. However burnt to the ground during the nazi occupation in 1941. The memorial is within the ruins for those who perished during the blaze. A moving/sombre experience.

Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed December 13, 2016

I made a point to visit because two friends who live on 2 different continents had family who came from the Jewish community in Riga. It is a short walk from the market in the Zeppelin hangers ... The site is peaceful but sad to...More

2  Thank Dee S
Reviewed October 25, 2016

This is a sight every Jewish tourist to Riga should visit. It brings to life the horrors of the war and also serves as a fitting tribute to those who lost their lives here. Along with the nearby Riga Ghetto museum it should be seen.

1  Thank Mitchell D
Reviewed November 20, 2015

Interesting place to visit to remember the mistakes of the past and to be conscious of the importance that wouldn't happen again.

Thank Txema M
Reviewed September 30, 2015

The monument is situated near to the Science academy, The area and monument is well kept so worth a visit if you are in the area but it is quite a sad place

Thank swift314
Reviewed August 1, 2015

We decided to visit the memorial site after visiting the Science academy which is very near. It is a very sad place. It is a very peaceful and feels almost surreal in contrast to the historical significance of the place. Worth visiting if you are...More

1  Thank minimi000
Reviewed April 15, 2015

i wish to see this wonderful place of remembrance where my ancestors lost there lives but my grandparents escaped to USA. My heart goes out to all the family still dealing with the pain. This is a beautiful tribute!

1  Thank Rene W
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