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Riga, Latvia has similarities to Tallin, although less of the original old town exist. They had a summer solstice festival today with native dancing an vendors selling their goods. People wore wreaths around their head as part of the tradition. There were also many student graduation celebrations. Live music was playing in several of the squares. …
My first full day in Riga and I left town. I feel like I'm cooking up a bit of a lurgey - I have a heavy chest and a cough but I'm hoping I can fight it off. I was collected at around 9.30am by my guide and researcher Aleksandrs Feigmanis (balticgen.com) and my driver Marc.
First stop was the main Riga archives to apply …
My time in Riga is coming to an end. I've had a lovely time here and learned a great many things about Jeizel Movsha Dimant and Beila Schmuljans family. Sadly I have only just discovered that there may be evidence of them in the ghetto but do not have the time to follow that up before I leave. Rita at the archives will track down the details for me …
Aleks and I hit the archives around 10am and the files we'd ordered last week were waiting for us.
The first one was a report from the Livonia Police Administration with a petition from the Jews of Valmiera - including Movsha Dimant (my great grandmother's brother) requesting the administrative higher ups tell the minor functionaries in …
Today I managed to negotiate my way on public transport to Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum. This fascinating outdoor exhibition was founded in 1924 to "pay hommage to the history of the Latvian people". Over the course of the last eight decades original 18th, 19th and 20th century structures relating to the lives of ordinary people in …
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking