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Put no flowers on their graves - put stones!

Palpably tragic place. It hurts to try and vizualize what happened here. But we owe it to the... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
kattullus
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Stockholm, Sweden
Inspiring

Not easy to get to but not imposible. I took a Bus 5 to go to the Motor museum and then walked to... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2018
RJBLH
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Pleasantville, New York
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

Palpably tragic place. It hurts to try and vizualize what happened here. But we owe it to the thousands killed.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kattullus
Reviewed 13 July 2018

Not easy to get to but not imposible. I took a Bus 5 to go to the Motor museum and then walked to another bus stop to take a # 15 that stops near the memorial. Walk back a bit and you can't miss the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Even the locals can't help you out in the search for this. We walked for miles, coming across runners and joggers, but no one knew where it was!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Lynne S
Reviewed 16 June 2018

There are no signs indicating where this is and the parking lot is not even marked as a parking lot. We really stumbled upon it while driving in circles trying to find. Will stress you out if driving given the lack of signage and traffic.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Lesya12
Reviewed 16 June 2018

Situated an easy 20 minute bus ride and then a few minutes walk into Bikerneiki Forest is the Bikerneiki Memorial to the almost 40,000 Jews and other ‘undesirables’ who were brought to this forest between 1941-1944 by the Nazis from German towns and cities (as...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Amanda H
Reviewed 12 July 2017

As important as I feel it is to visit this memorial, I feel very uneasy seeing it referred to as an attraction. However, I do feel that you MUST find time to this memorial.

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank SFrances C
Reviewed 14 June 2017

This is a very somber memorial. It is about a 20 minute bus ride from the center of Riga and then about a 7 minute walk to the memorial within the picturesque forest. Here around 35,000 Jews were shot into pits. To make it worthy...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

A place that has witnessed the depths to which humanity can sink, the formal memorial is both thought provoking and respectful. Walking beyond the memorial into the forest, within a few metres, you come across the death pits. Harrowing does not begin to describe this...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank LoveTravel154345
Reviewed 1 April 2017

It seems incongruous to give a Holocaust Memorial a 'five-star rating' or to call it an 'attraction'. It is of course none of those things but is rather one of the darkest places in human history, a place to now visit, reflect, remember and resolve,...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

We walked to the forest from the old town and it was a long, long walk. Definitely recommend taking the trolley bus both ways, we caught it back! But definitely worth a visit, a very poignant setting if you are interest in the history from...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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