The museum’s collections tell the story of three occupations that Latvia experienced over the last century: the first and the second Soviet occupation, and also the German occupation.
- historical documents, photographs and objects that tell about the policies of the occupation powers in Latvia;
- mementos left by those imprisoned and deported that bear witness to the terror inflicted on the people of Latvia;
- exhibits about the life and culture of Latvians in exile during the occupation;
- evidence of popular resistance against the foreign powers: guerrilla fights, national resistance group activities.
The new museum exhibition offers a journey through the labyrinth of Latvian history from 1940 to 1991. In a wide-ranging, modern and interactive exhibition, you can discover the history of Latvia and Latvians in the two occupations of the 20th century: by the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany.
Young visitors will learn about the historical events with the help of an interactive companion, Miks the Teddy Bear.