Commemorating Latvian Army General Kārlis Goppers (1876–1941)

Description:

The event “Commemorating Latvian Army General Kārlis Goppers (1876–1941)”, organised by the Museum of the History of Riga and Navigation as part of the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia’s exposition on the ground floor, will start at 12 noon. The 7th of June is Latvian Scouts’ Day, so the event will provide information about today’s Latvian scouts and guides with workshops, games and obstacle courses for young people, children and their parents.

Thematic division: Freedom Street

Begins : 07.06.2014 09:00

Venue:

  • Corner House on Brīvības street

Form of event:

  • Event

Category of event:

  • Participation of the public
  • History

Audience of event:

  • Children
  • Youth
  • Adults

Project description:

During the fifty years of the occupation of Latvia by the Soviet Union, the KGB headquarters in Riga, also known as the Corner House, became a prominent symbol of totalitarian power that, in the 21st century Riga, still stands to bear testimony to total war, mass persecutions and genocide. 2014 is the right time to change the destiny of the Corner House, to open the doors and face the experience and fates concealed therein in order to profoundly understand and recreate them. The Corner House will be open to the public from the 1st of May to the 19th of October, presenting the Occupation Museum's exhibition (admission free of charge), guided tours "In the KGB Basements", and five more exhibitions - "(Re)construction of Friendship", "A Latvian's Suitcase", "In Spite of All”, "Ten Objects' Stories of Person and Power” and "The Museum of Fateful Objects”, which present different interpretations of the relationship between the individual and the power in the past that still affects the people of the present day.

Web address: http://riga2014.org/kgb

Rīga2014

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