The Museum and the Documentation Centre “Jews in Latvia” was founded in 1990 by the group of former prisoners of the ghetto and Nazi concentration camps, the leader of this group was Marģers Vestermanis. The main goal of the museum was to save what was left after the Holocaust and soviet repressions, so as to the researches of the history of Latvian Jewry. In 1996 it became possible to make an exhibition of the museum “Jews in Latvia”, which was the first in the history of the country telling the story of faiths of Latvian Jews to the society with the means of the museum.
Now the museum and the documentation centre “Jews in Latvia” consists of three halls that illustrate the history of Latvian Jewry beginning with the 16-th century and up to the end of World War Two. Photographs, movies and subjects that tell the story of Latvian Jews, a significant collection of documents of the Jewish organizations of the 20-30th of the 20th century, the documents related to the history of the Holocaust, very rare books - Jewish editions, works of Jewish handicraftsmen, personal things of the prisoners of the ghetto and Nazi camps, things that were found in mass tombs and destroyed synagogues etc are stored in the funds of the museum
The museum is open from Sunday till Tuesday, from 12pm to 17pm.
Skolas street 6, Rīga, LV-1010Kontakti:
Tālr/fakss: (+371) 67-283484
Sun - Thu 11-17