Jews in Latvia Museum

  Skolas 6      (+371) 67 28 34 84     more than a year ago
Located on the third floor of the Riga Jewish Community centre, this small, yet informative museum documents, in Latvian and English, the history of Jewish life in Latvia beginning with the 16th century. Visitors can discover the important role Jews played in Latvian society and the contributions they made to intellectual life, the arts and even sports. The exhibits are also a moving testimony to the suffering Jews experienced at the hands of the Nazis and Soviets. The museum hosts a number of events including lectures, seminars and exhibitions. Audio guides are available in English, Latvian and Russian.


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Open 11:00-17:00. Closed Fri, Sat.

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Admission: donations.


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Russell Fransman
johannesburg, south africa
is there a family Shetzen still in old Riga
Isabel Kurlat
Buenos Aires, Argentina
I would like to know if there are any old registries in the museum. My great grandfather came form Latvia. his last name translated to Lifschitz or Liebeschütz. thank you
Jackie Byrne
I'd be interested to know if there are any families Victorsen or Feiwan originally from Jelgava. Thank you.
Jackie Byrne
Informative site. Planning to visit.

I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF THERE ARE ANY ISAACS, GOODMAN OR JACOBS FAMILIES LIVING NOW. WE ARE TRYING TO TRACE OUR FAMILIES. My father was born in Riga and went to the Cape South AFRICA ABOUT 1890OR THE BEGINING 1900 (MAURICE Isaacs) and my mother's father Goodman who also went to the Cape South AFRICA.
Nancy Tankelson

I have been meaning to write about my experience at the museum since we visited in mid-June. I especially want to thank the woman who helped us located and meet our only surviving family in Riga. Unfortunately, I never got her name. I do hope she will remember that she helped us to find our relatives. We will always be grateful to her.

i was visiting this place few times.although it is small museum it is still very full of information about the jewish community who lived in latvia.if you are jewish this is the place for you to learn about the history of jews in latvia .
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