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Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, Salaspils

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#7 of 32 in Historic Sites in Riga Region
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In a quiet forest sits Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, created in memory of thousands who died in a concentration camp at this site. Menacing dark-gray stone statues represent suffering men, women, and children. A large marble block marks a massive grave while a metronome beats from under the ground, simulating heartbeats. Look for numerous toys scattered around the yard, a reminder of the children who perished here from hunger, cold, and disease. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Salaspils Memorial Ensemble and many more Salaspils attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Salaspils online travel route builder.
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  • 18km southeast of Riga, this is the site of a WWII concentration camp/political prison, built by the Nazis. The site was destroyed by the Nazis on their retreat, but an impressive cantilevered... 
    18km southeast of Riga, this is the site of a WWII concentration camp/political prison, built by the Nazis. The site was destroyed by the Nazis on their retreat, but an impressive cantilevered...  more »
  • This is a site of a work camp which housed 5,000 people, many of whom died of abuse and exposure. Now, there are huge statues evoking raw emotion. How could something so terrible have happened... 
    This is a site of a work camp which housed 5,000 people, many of whom died of abuse and exposure. Now, there are huge statues evoking raw emotion. How could something so terrible have happened...  more »
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  • A leisure place to be able to walk, bike, ski, etc. But feeling the racing charisma of this racing circuit. I loved every minute on the track. 🤩🤩🤩
  • Great monuments for a horrendous place.

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