Jewish Heritage Europe

Museums, Memorials & Cultural Institutions


Click here for a database and interactive map of Holocaust memorial places in Latvia

The database was elaborated within the framework of a project of the Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Latvia, carried out under the patronage and with the partial financial support of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance in close collaboration with the Council of Jewish Communities of Latvia and the museum “Jews in Latvia”.


Jews in Latvia Museum

Skolas 6, Riga
Tel: +371 (0) 67283484

Founded in 1989, the museum is houses in three halls of the historic building of the one-time Jewish theatre. The web site is a portal to much information of Jewish heritage in Latvia.

The Center for Judaic Studies, University of Latvia

19 Rainis Boulevard, Room 210
LV-1586 Riga, Latvia
Tel: +37 67034421
Fax: +371 (0) 67225039 (address faxes to Center for Judaic Studies)

Museum of the Occupation of Latvia 1940-1991

Strēlnieku laukums 1
Rīga LV-1050, Latvia
Tel: +371 (0) 67 212 715
Fax: +371 (0) 67 229 255

Riga Ghetto and Latvia Holocaust Museum 

Maskavas 14a (entrance from Krasta street)
Tel: +371 (0) 67 270 827



Museum of Regional Studies
Skolas iela 1
Aizpute, Aizputes novads, LV-3456

The Regional Museum in Aizpute has an exhibition on local Jewish history.


Jews in Daugavpils and Latgale Museum

Cietokšņa 38
Daugavpils, Latvia
Tel: +371 29548760 and/or +371 654-12345

Mark Rothko Center

Mihaila street 3, Daugavpils
LV-5401, Latvia
Tel: +371 (0) 654 30244
Fax:+371 (0) 654 30275


Great Synagogue

Pirmā maija, 31

The oldest synagogue in the Baltics, dating from around 1800, was rededicated in August 2016 after a fullscale restoration and now houses a branch of the Ludza Museum with a multimedia exhibition on Jewish life, culture and local Jewish history as well as a section on the World War II Ludza Ghetto.


Green Synagogue

Krāslavas Street 5, Rēzekne.
Tel: +371 26615683.

Built in 1845, the synagogue was reopened in January 2016 after a lengthy restoration.A digital exhibition on the history of the Jewish community in the region was installed, as well as an interactive exhibition about the Jewish traditions.

Latgale Museum of Culture and History

Atbrīvošanas aleja, 102

The museum has material on the history of Jews in the Latgale region (it may now however be shown in the Green Synagogue).