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Address: Dienvidu iela, Salaspils, Latvia
Phone Number:
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This place is filled with sorrow

This place doesn't allow us to forget about the lawlessness and cruelty during the World War II. Monuments where small children were killed.. Women, helpless old men...

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Malmo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place doesn't allow us to forget about the lawlessness and cruelty during the World War II. Monuments where small children were killed.. Women, helpless old men...

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

So after our 20 minute train journey from Riga to Darzini we walked through the woods which is an easy route once you find the start. This is behind the concrete building which looks as thou it used to be the station house. We went in the winter and the route wasn't too bad underfoot. It was a bit sloppy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

A quiet place with a specific atmosphere. The memorial reaches its aim. I makes people quiet, it makes people think about life. Right at the spot, not much has left, but that's what makes it even more impressive.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Totally worth the trip if you're visiting Riga. We followed the directions from the Lonely Planet book and it wasn't difficult to find at all. The path is well made and the hike is easy. The woods were absolutely lovely. The memorial is breathtaking. The metronome that symbolizes a heartbeat is eerie in the most appropriate way. The statues are... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

*Absolutely worth the trek to get there... and it;s truly not that difficult to find* The memorial is an absolutely beautiful sight, despite the tragic circumstances it memorializes. The grounds are well-kept; the statues are perfectly somber, imposing, and simple, in a way that inspires reflection and memory. Directions from Riga : 1) Take the train from the central coach... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

not the easiest to get to. Train to Darzini and look out for the tiny sign pointing in the general direction you are to go. about 2km walk and eventually you find it off to the left. all the camp is gone but the statues are incredible. the metronome can be heard right across the camp and it's a little... More 

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Riga, Latvia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

A tragic place, which reminds us of both inhumanity and misery of the last war. There were hardly any visitors on a bright sunny afternoon, but the memorial did not look neglected at all. My ten-year-old was impressed to tears and eagerly left her teddy-bear at the memorial wall built where children were kept in the camp.

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Amsterdam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

This place is quiet and serene. The soft ticking of the metronome remembers you about what happenend here. You should go here and experience it. We found it a little difficult to locate. By car, coming from direction Riga, it is before you enter Salaspils. You pass the Tilderu kapi graveyard and drive up to a parkingpkace. See also my... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

A truly excellent memorial to those who died in the concentration camp here. We went on a bright sunny day in April and were the only people there throughout our visit. Don't be put off by the thought of trains and walking through woods, we got our hotel to hire us a taxi to take us there, wait, and then... More 

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Grand Bend, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2015

Salaspils concentration camp, 18 kms. southeast of Riga, was established in October 1941 and liberated in Sept 1944. Estimates vary about how many were murdered here. A memorial complex has been established on the former camp area; the words (in Latvian) Beyond this Gate the Ground is Crying is located at the entrance. Concrete slabs indicate where the gallows were... More 

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