Tags Tags

Latvia

News and updates about Latvia

Latvian Holocaust museum in danger of bankruptcy

A Holocaust museum in Latvia has announced that it no longer has enough visitors to keep operating.

Latvian Holocaust museum in danger of bankruptcy

Latvia to compensate Jews for property lost during the Holocaust

Vote in principle in Latvia's parliament allocates 40 million euros over 10 years for property compensation.

Latvia to compensate Jews for property lost during the Holocaust

Belgium: Town to rename square honoring Nazi collaborators

After controversy, Belgian town square to remove references to Latvian Nazi collaborators.

Belgium: Town to rename square honoring Nazi collaborators

After rent hike, Holocaust museum in Latvia could close

The Riga Ghetto Museum is facing possible closure after the city’s government decided to begin charging it about $12,000 in rent per month.

After rent hike, Holocaust museum in Latvia could close

New Latvia president vows to tackle 'illness' of inequality

President Egils Levits sworn in Monday, says Latvia splitting in two because of income inequality.

New Latvia president vows to tackle 'illness' of inequality

Son of Jewish engineer elected president of Latvia

Egils Levits, 63, elected by a majority of 61 lawmakers out of 100 in the Latvian parliament

Son of Jewish engineer elected president of Latvia

Latvia to get Jewish president?

Ex-Soviet dissident Egils Levits favored to become Baltic state's next president.

Latvia to get Jewish president?

Hundreds march with Nazi SS veterans in Latvia

Latvians march in remembrance of soldiers who fell in the service of the Nazi SS, claiming Latvian soldiers took no part in atrocities.

Hundreds march with Nazi SS veterans in Latvia

Youths smash dozens of headstones in Serbian Jewish cemetery

Serbian youth jump fence, smash headstones, in Jewish cemetery.

Youths smash dozens of headstones in Serbian Jewish cemetery

Latvian president admits local complicity in Nazi atrocities

Latvian president Raimonds Vejonis attended a memorial ceremony at a Holocaust mass murder site near Riga and admitted local complicity.

Latvian president admits local complicity in Nazi atrocities

Killer beaver takes man hostage in Latvia

The unusual ordeal of a local man bitten into submission by a hostile rodent, and rescue workers who thought he was totally pranking them.

Killer beaver takes man hostage in Latvia

Latvian Nazi Compatriots March in Riga

Wiesenthal Center decries 'distortion of history' at march of Latvian veterans, noting many 'participated in the mass murder of Jews.'

Latvian Nazi Compatriots March in Riga

Latvian Nazi Musical Stirs Jewish Outrage

The Jewish community of Latvia has come out in protest of the musical 'glorifying' Nazi Herbert Cukurs, known as the 'Butcher of Riga'.

Latvian Nazi Musical Stirs Jewish Outrage

Israel Condemns Latvia's 'Butcher of Riga' Musical

Herberts Cukurs took part in Nazi atrocities against Latvia's Jews - now the country is turning a 'heinous criminal to cultural hero.'

Israel Condemns Latvia's 'Butcher of Riga' Musical

Latvian Nursery School: We're Free of Jews

A nursery school in Latvia owned by anti-Semitic politician posted a sign stating it was “Judenfrei” (free of Jews).

Latvian Nursery School: We're Free of Jews

Latvians Who Fought with Nazis Hold Annual March

Latvians who fought on the Nazi side against the Soviets stage a march in Riga. Simon Wiesenthal Center director condemns the parade.

Latvians Who Fought with Nazis Hold Annual March

Latvian Minister Fired Over Pro-Nazi March

Latvia's environment minister fired for planning to take part in a march by veterans who sided with the Nazis in World War II.

Latvian Minister Fired Over Attendance in Pro-Nazi March

Peres Tells EU to Step Out of Mideast Affairs

President Peres politely suggested the EU step out of Mideastern affairs while talks are on between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

Peres Politely Asks Europe to Step Out of Mideast Affairs

Latvia’s President Avoiding Holocaust Memorial

Latvian President Andris Berzins is avoiding participating in a Holocaust memorial with Pres. Shimon Peres during his visit to Latvia

Latvia’s President Avoiding Holocaust Memorial with Pres. Peres

Latvia Opens Museum Dedicated to Jewish Painter

A museum dedicated to painter Mark Rothko opens in his Latvian hometown, a century after he left and found fame in the U.S.

Latvia Opens Museum Dedicated to Jewish Painter

Former MK Marina Solodkin has Died

Russian-Israeli politician and former MK for Likud and Kadima found dead in Latvia hotel.

Former MK Marina Solodkin has Died

Clinton Urges Latvia to Resolve Jewish Restitution

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urges Latvia to resolve the restitution of pre-World War II Jewish property “quickly and fairly.”

Clinton Urges Latvia to Resolve Jewish Property Restitution

Latvian Minister Quits Over Holocaust Restitution

Latvian Justice Minister was forced to resign his position, following his controversial claims that Holocaust restitution policy is biased

Latvian Minister Resigns Over Holocaust Restitution Blunder

Nazi March Banned in Latvian Capital

Latvian President: troops cannot be held responsible for murder of Jews during WWII; march banned to prevent "threats to public security."

Nazi March Banned in Latvian Capital

Center Harmony Vote Winner in Latvia

The party representing the Russian minority in Latvia was the major winner in a low turnout election but cannot form a government.

Russian Ethnic Party Tops Latvia Vote but Can't Form Government

Lieberman in Latvia

Foreign Minister, in Riga, has warm words for Latvia but says right-wing marches should not be tolerated.

Lieberman in Latvia, Condemns Nazi March

Latvians Mark Nazi Conquest

An official march was held in Latvia on Thursday commemorating the Nazi conquest of the country 69 years ago.

Latvians Commemorate Nazi Conquest