THE RIGA GHETTO AND HOLOCAUST IN LATVIA MUSEUM: A WINDOW INTO THE STORY OF THE RIGA GHETTO, THE HOLOCAUST IN LATVIA AND JEWISH LIFE IN LATVIA BEFORE THE HOLOCAUST. WE STRIVE TO PRESERVE THE LESSONS OF THE PAST AND HELP THE WORLD PROGRESS TO A FUTURE FILLED WITH MORE KINDNESS, COMPASSION AND TOLERANCE.
Maza Kalnu Iela House
The house on Maza Kalnu Iela 21a once stood within the barbed-wire border of the Riga Ghetto. At one point, each of the small rooms housed up to 13 people. For some, it was their home until they were relocated to concentration camps. For others, it was their final home before they were killed in the woods of Rumbula.
By 2010, the house was in a state of severe decay and at risk of being lost forever. The museum resituated it on these grounds and restored it.
The cobblestone entry to the museum was created from the cobblestones of Ludzas Iela; the main street in the Riga Ghetto. These were the same cobblestones tens of thousands of people walked on as they were marched to the Rumbula forest.
The street lamps and gates at the museum were re-created from archival photographs.
East of Auschwitz:
Mapping the Holocaust
The exhibition features the work of the Dutch cartographer Harrie Teunissen and offers a glimpse into the Nazi topography of terror in Eastern Europe. It is set to open in September 2014.