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Great Choral Synagogue Memorial

Gogola iela 25, Riga 1050, Latvia
+371 6(0)7 283 484
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a very moving place

The remains of the great synagogue stand in silent tribute to the horrors of the Holocaust, the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
LMOverby
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Columbia, Missouri
A very moving place

One could not be unmoved by the remains of a building burned to the ground with hundreds of people... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
David A
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Boston, United Kingdom
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“moving place” (2 reviews)
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Gogola iela 25, Riga 1050, Latvia
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+371 6(0)7 283 484
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The remains of the great synagogue stand in silent tribute to the horrors of the Holocaust, the site where hundreds of Latvian Jews were burned alive inside their house of worship. The nearby monument to the Latvian gentiles who helped the country's Jews during WWII...More

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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

One could not be unmoved by the remains of a building burned to the ground with hundreds of people inside. A place of evil. I’m glad to see that there has been some restoration and useful information provided in several languages.

Thank David A
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

During my stay in Riga, I decided to go to Moscow district. As I was wandering around the area, saw this memorial site. Even though it was remaining of ruin, it was still touching by reading the it.

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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

This memorial is very respectful and well preserved. Only thing is that it's quite far from the city center and you need to walk specially for it - but there is nothing else around. Unless you spend more than a day in Riga , it's...More

Thank Natalie J
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Reviewed 9 June 2017

This site contains the ruins of a former synagogue, which the Nazis burned to the ground in 1941 with scores of victims locked inside. The foundations of the synagogue have now been unearthed and turned into a heritage site of some sort. There is a...More

2  Thank Raymond W
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Reviewed 28 May 2017

This is somewhat off the beaten track and there's not much to see, but if you're staying more than a day in Riga it's worth a visit as its not too far from the famous Riga Market, and nearby the buildings associated with the Jewish...More

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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Just one more part of Nazi Germany's invasion of the Baltic states and the extermination of the Jews...

1  Thank scottestill
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

The location of the synagogue that was was built in the late 1800,s. However burnt to the ground during the nazi occupation in 1941. The memorial is within the ruins for those who perished during the blaze. A moving/sombre experience.

1  Thank JnVSydney
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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...More

3  Thank Dee S
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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.

2  Thank Mitchell D
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