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Memorial sites

Riga Brethren Cemetery

Riga Brethren Cemetery is Latvia's largest memorial ensemble dedicated to about 2,000 Latvian soldiers (among them also about 200 unknown) who were killed between 1915 and 1920 in World War I and the Latvian War of Independence.

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Jewish Memorial at Rumbula

Rumbula is one of the largest holocaust sites in Europe.

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Jewish Memorial, Bikernieki

Biķernieki Forest is a graveyard for thousands of Jews slaughtered there during World War II. The memorial ensemble's center is a black granite cube, a symbolic altar, with an inscription from the Book of Job: "Earth, do not shield my blood or hide my cry!" The surrounding thousands of stones remind one of traditional Jewish burial grounds.

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Jews In Latvia

Established in 1989 and housed in the historical building of the former Jewish theater, the museum “Jews in Latvia” is dedicated to researching, promoting and commemorating the history of Latvia's Jewish community.

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Old Jewish Cemetery

On the site of the shut-down Jewish Cemetery in Riga's Latgale District, Communist Brigades Park was established in 1960. As of 1990, this place (2.7 hectares) is called the Old Jewish Cemetery.

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Riga Choral Synagogue

Founded in 1871, the Riga Choral Synagogue was burned to the ground in 1941. A memorial is located in the ruins today in memory of those who perished in the blaze, and another one was unveiled in 2007, dedicated to those who provided safe haven for Jews during the war.

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Riga Ghetto Museum

Riga Ghetto Museum is located in the historic area bordering the former ghetto. More than 70,000 names of Holocaust victims and a photo exhibition, focusing on anti-Semitic propaganda, the Holocaust in Latvia, the resistance movement and those who provided safe haven, are set on a piece of land, covered by cobblestone taken from the streets of the former ghetto.

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Žanis Lipke Memorial

Žanis Lipke Memorial is dedicated to a brave man who saved more than 50 Jews from Nazis during the Second World War by hiding them in a bunker under a shed. The memorial building shows the living conditions of the saved ones as close as possible; here you will find an exciting exhibition and a very interesting architecture.

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