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Museum of the Occupation of Latvia

The Museum reveals Latvia's history from 1940 until 1991, when occupations by both the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany were experienced.

In the exposition, the visitor can see intergovernmental agreements and documents which bear witness to the impact of totalitarian regimes on Latvia and the lives of its people. Documents, photographs and museum objects tell of the tragedy which befell the residents of Latvia under the inhumane conditions created by these foreign powers, as well as the resistance against the occupying powers.

There is a store at the museum, in which it is possible to buy books, films, postcards, and souvenirs that supplement and depict the theme of the museum.

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