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ВведениеUnderground Riga

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  1. Информация о туре
  2. Информация о туре

    #undergroundriga is a project of urban topography developed by the Žanis Lipke Memorial to mark the urban spaces where Jews were rescued during the Second World War with a specially made memorial plaque.

    The source of inspiration for the symbolism with which the memorial plaque is encoded is the woodshed in the yard of the Lipke house on Mazais Balasta dambis in Ķīpsala – the space under this shed was where the persecuted Jews found shelter. The double-pitch roof has also become a recognizable symbol for the Žanis Lipke Memorial.

    Presently, 28 such plaques have been inlaid into the pavement in Riga; several others are awaiting their turn.

    It would be impossible to draw up a map of Underground Riga without marking the places of forced concentration of Jews – the Riga Ghetto, the Mežaparks Concentration Camp and its Pārdaugava branch Lenta. Until the end of the war, brave Rigans tried to help their fellow citizens to escape from these places.

    The message on the Holocaust in Latvia would be incomplete if we did not mention the people whose conscience prevented them from being simple observers of the Jewish tragedy.

    Those who chose to actively resist the Holocaust were a minority everywhere, including Latvia.  Because of their small number, the resistance failed to become a movement and was only expressed as a protest by some individuals against the inhumane treatment of Jews by the Nazis.

    The above quote is by Marģers Vestermanis, founder of the museum Ebreji Latvijā (Jews in Latvia). The information on the rescuers of Jews in Riga and in the rest of Latvia that he took upon himself to gather and process over many years forms a greater part of the background on which the map and the stories that accompanies it here have been based.

    These stories reveal the Underground Riga of the period of Nazi occupation and one of the little known pages in the city’s history.

  3. 1 Mazais Balasta dambis 8 / The Lipke family
  4. 2 Baložu street 10 / The Kumerow family
  5. 3 Zeļļu street / Emīls and Anna Resnais
  6. 4 St Albert's Church, Liepājas street 38 / Father Tom (Karls von Gumppenberg), Capuchin friar
  7. 5 Atgāzenes street 8 / The Schiemann family
  8. 6 Labor camp Lenta
  9. 7 Akmeņu street 13, apartment 1 / Anna and Jānis Poriņš
  10. 8 Akmeņu street 15, apartment 82 / Olga Krūzmane
  11. 9 Lāčplēša street 53 / Žanis Lipke and Jānis Briedis
  12. 10 Brīvības street 35 / Žanis Lipke and Barnets Rozenbergs
  13. 11 Lāčplēša street 37 / Treiģis family
  14. 12 Brīvības boulevard 32 / Jānis and Lilija Ozols
  1. Информация о туре

    #undergroundriga is a project of urban topography developed by the Žanis Lipke Memorial to mark the urban spaces where Jews were rescued during the Second World War with a specially made memorial plaque.

    The source of inspiration for the symbolism with which the memorial plaque is encoded is the woodshed in the yard of the Lipke house on Mazais Balasta dambis in Ķīpsala – the space under this shed was where the persecuted Jews found shelter. The double-pitch roof has also become a recognizable symbol for the Žanis Lipke Memorial.

    Presently, 28 such plaques have been inlaid into the pavement in Riga; several others are awaiting their turn.

    It would be impossible to draw up a map of Underground Riga without marking the places of forced concentration of Jews – the Riga Ghetto, the Mežaparks Concentration Camp and its Pārdaugava branch Lenta. Until the end of the war, brave Rigans tried to help their fellow citizens to escape from these places.

    The message on the Holocaust in Latvia would be incomplete if we did not mention the people whose conscience prevented them from being simple observers of the Jewish tragedy.

    Those who chose to actively resist the Holocaust were a minority everywhere, including Latvia.  Because of their small number, the resistance failed to become a movement and was only expressed as a protest by some individuals against the inhumane treatment of Jews by the Nazis.

    The above quote is by Marģers Vestermanis, founder of the museum Ebreji Latvijā (Jews in Latvia). The information on the rescuers of Jews in Riga and in the rest of Latvia that he took upon himself to gather and process over many years forms a greater part of the background on which the map and the stories that accompanies it here have been based.

    These stories reveal the Underground Riga of the period of Nazi occupation and one of the little known pages in the city’s history.

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  • Elīna

    5 out of 5 rating 05-03-2020

    Sirdi plosoši, bet vienlaikus - fantastiski un dzīvi apliecinoši stāsti par ebreju glābšanu otrā pasaules kara laikā! Paldies!

  • Sergej

    5 out of 5 rating 04-22-2020

    Отличный и познавательный тур. Рекомендую всем, кто интересуется Трагедией и историей евреев в Риге.

  • Регина

    5 out of 5 rating 04-19-2020

    Спасибо! Янаткнулась на памятный знак на проспекте Межа и он напомнил мне "камни преткновения", которые я видела в Германии. Я заинтересовалась, где еще в Риге есть такие, но полной информации не получила. Теперь она у меня есть. Огромное спасибо за вашу работу.

  • Traveler

    5 out of 5 rating 04-13-2020

    Спасибо!

  • J

    4 out of 5 rating 04-10-2020

    Mājas Akmeņu ielā sajauktas vietām – tas nams, kurš redzams attēlos pie stāsta par 13. ēku, ir 15., un otrādi.