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The Museum of the Occupation of Latvia
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Reviewed 19 October 2018

We were recommended to go to this museum by a friend and it was an eye-opener to the various occupations of Riga by the Russians and the Germans. It was very hot in the museum.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

It’s a book on a wall museum just now which was still fun but if your planning I’d be patient and wait till new one. If your kiss passing through it’s a good hour of you want a history read.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Christopher E
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

Place, where are collected Latvian people memories and artefacts of 3 occupations (Russian (Soviet) 1940-41, Nationalsocialists (German)1941-45, Soviet 1945-91). With Communist-Nationalsocialist pact of 23.08.1939 and joint Soviet- Nazi invasion in European countries, also Latvia became part of this treachery. If for Europe WW2 ended in 8.5.1945, in Latvia it ended 21.08.1991. As a result almost each Latvian family (who survived) was splitted in 3 parts- those, went to the West, those who were deported to Siberia (tens of thousand), and those suffering under two- communist (ideological) and russian (russification) occupations remaing in Latvia. Besides permament exhibition, former KGB headquarter and prison is located on other place....

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

The museum exhibition was really interesting, and the museum didn't have an entrance price. The material in the museum was really informative and fascinating. But the air quality and the temperature in the museum were not good, it was way too hot. Still I would say, it was worth the visit if one is interested about Latvia's history.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Although a small museum it is well worthwhile to understand more about Latvian history in the 20th century. Recommended. Fee is by donation.

Date of experience: October 2018
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