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Great Choral Synagogue Memorial

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Address: Gogola iela 25, Riga 1050, Latvia
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+371 6(0)7 283 484

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A reminder of a dark past

I made a point to visit because two friends who live on 2 different continents had family who came from the Jewish community in Riga. It is a short walk from the market in the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 December 2016
Dee S
Shropshire, United Kingdom
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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

I made a point to visit because two friends who live on 2 different continents had family who came from the Jewish community in Riga. It is a short walk from the market in the Zeppelin hangers ... The site is peaceful but sad to know the dark history behind the stones. It is a fitting tribute to those who... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is a sight every Jewish tourist to Riga should visit. It brings to life the horrors of the war and also serves as a fitting tribute to those who lost their lives here. Along with the nearby Riga Ghetto museum it should be seen.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015 via mobile

Interesting place to visit to remember the mistakes of the past and to be conscious of the importance that wouldn't happen again.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

The monument is situated near to the Science academy, The area and monument is well kept so worth a visit if you are in the area but it is quite a sad place

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Even Yehuda, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2015

We decided to visit the memorial site after visiting the Science academy which is very near. It is a very sad place. It is a very peaceful and feels almost surreal in contrast to the historical significance of the place. Worth visiting if you are interested in history or are Jewish.

Thank minimi000
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2015

i wish to see this wonderful place of remembrance where my ancestors lost there lives but my grandparents escaped to USA. My heart goes out to all the family still dealing with the pain. This is a beautiful tribute!

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Wichita Falls, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2014

Seeing the ruins, being faced with the history of the atrocities and seeing the memorial honoring the brave Latvians who stood up for what the believed in....it was a humbling and thought provoking experience. It is an easy walk past the Central Market.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

The monument is situated near to the Science academy, so if you visit there, well worth walking an extra 500 yards. There is no graffiti and the area is clean, which is good. The ruins and monument are interesting to see, but extremely sad and sombre when you consider what happened at the site.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2014

To stand within these ruins is quite humbling and to imagine the horror of those poor souls locked inside whilst it was burning is difficult in the extreme.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

The Great Choral Synagogue was located in what became the Riga Ghetto during World War 2. Even though you are seeing ruins, it is the atrocity of what happened inside that should be remembered. We stopped at the Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum first and found out that there are 250 buildings still standing in the actual ghetto area.... More 

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