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“Back to roots”

Jewish Museum / Museum Jews in Latvia
Ranked #49 of 292 things to do in Riga
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for older children
Reviewed October 27, 2011

This was an emotional joruney for me since my father was born in riga and so this museum showed me the roots of my family

1  Thank GDSHaifa
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Reviewed June 13, 2011

After visiting this museum, one realizes what the nazis did to jewish life in the baltics was completed by the soviets. Today, only a small jewish community survives in Riga. There's a Chabad house who runs the school. Unbelievable job.

1  Thank Moisex
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Reviewed July 31, 2010

Spend no more than an hour or so here to get an idea of the Jewish history in Latvia.

Thank bkpoalnd
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Reviewed July 26, 2010

If you have a lack of knowledge about this area during the war like I have this museum fills in the gaps for the Jews. Well worth the time.

Thank tumbuna
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Reviewed August 23, 2009

A pretty small museum mainly containing photos explaining the history of the Jewish people in Latvia. Not much text in English only a about a sentence per photo. The most interesting section is about the second world war – the numbers, the photos, the documents everything is extremely disturbing.

Kids probably wont ind the museum interesting.
The entrance is free, but of course donations are welcome.

3  Thank kru09
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