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But sadly it probably will :(.
Before I start, please note the best way to find this place is to Google map search 'Rumbula Forest Memorial' and ignore the inaccurate descriptions in the other reviews that follow this one.
The memorial has been well developed...More
I arrived in Riga by ship. None of my fellow travellers were interested in this visit. I hired a taxi and headed here. This memorial crept up on me. As I walked through the stone gates, and up the short hill, I was overwhelmed. To...More
To truly understand this memorial you have to do your research. Some great information and documentaries out there. A true insight into power, hatred and the darkest side of human nature. The lonely planet guide is good but far to brief of the directions on...More
Situated about 10km out of Riga, this peaceful forest was the scene of some of the worst atrocities of WWII when thousands of Jews were forced to march out here, only to be shot and dumped in mass graves. These graves are now marked by...More
Mere words are inadequate to express ones feelings about the unspeakable horrors perpetrated on the Jews of Riga by the Nazi occupiers in 1941, in this peaceful, bucolic parkland.
Innocent victims were transported by rail-car and truck from the Capital and surrounding areas and mercilessly...More
We owe it to the Jewish people, and to ourselves, to visit this place of pain and sorrow. It a very sombre reminder of the horrors that arise when we dismiss the humanity of others. You MUST take time to visit this memorial.
In a quiet forest on the outskirts of Riga you come across a tragic reminder of human cruelty. Here, at the end of 1941, 25,000 mostly Latvian Jews, were shot by the Nazis and buried in mass graves. A large menorah surrounded by rough stones...More
This was a part of our Jewish History tour of Riga, an excursion booked through our cruise ship. This particular site is quiet and located down a path in the forest. The memorial is beautiful, a menorah and rough stones inscribed with names of those...More
Beautiful forest with the spilled blood of innocent men, women and children. I believe that next to the pictures of the dehumanized victims, the faces of the men who murdered them should be displayed to show the ugliness, evil, ignorance and hatred than can incomprehensib...More