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Permanent exhibition

Permanent exhibition

Jews in Latvia until 1918

The exposition begins with a section dedicated to the early period of Jewish history in Latvia, from the settlement in 16th century to 19th century. The first Jewish communities were established in Piltene, Aizpute, Riga and elsewhere. Jews actively took part in economic activity, serving as middlemen between peasants and townsmen when trading various goods. In the ...
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Jews in Latvia in 1918-1941

The second room is dedicated to the cultural, political and social life of the Jews in Latvia from 1918 to 1941 — the golden age of the Jewish community in the free state of Latvia. With the foundation of the Republic of Latvia, Jews took an active part in the new state. Many took part ...
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Jews in Nazi-occupied Latvia in 1941-1945

The third room of the exhibition presents the tragedy of the Holocaust in Latvia. With documents, photo and video evidence, it recounts the murder of more than 70,000 Latvian Jews in a few months. The fate of German, Austrian, Czech and Hungarian Jews deported here is also described. A special section is dedicated to the ...
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