Zanis Lipke Memorial
Zanis Lipke Memorial
4.5
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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vasilgrozny
Brussels25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
Wonderful museum - learning about the Lipke family is like hearing stories from an elderly relative, except that the family is remarkable in their courage in the face of evil. Note also the building's design -- a true mix of old and new. the architect behind the museum is behind many renovations around Latvia, and in Kipsala in particular. Strongly recommend.
Written 26 August 2022
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inalskua
24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Business
The concept of the memorial is amazing and distinguished. Probably you are travelling back to history and are feeling everything on your own!
Written 2 August 2022
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Mark C
17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
Hidden amongst the newly restored redbricks, clapboards and picket fences of Kipsala is a testament to how one person really can make a difference.

Zanis Lipke had no history of activism or rebellion. He just couldn't see his fellow Latvians through the filter of cold hate the Nazis did, and he couldn't just do nothing. So he saved as many Jews as he could and hid them in bunkers in his garden. After the war the KGB wanted to know what he got for doing it, which is an odd line of questioning for a socialist to adopt.

The striking, modern building contains all the frightened claustrophobia of the people he hid, trying to stay quiet, but also all the bravery of Zanis, his family and helpers. He always wondered about the ones he couldn't save, and sadly but rightly this museum does too.

The district of Kipsala island around the museum is beautiful, and well worth exploring afterwards. Not that that's really the point...
Written 31 May 2022
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WorldTravelAddicts
United States22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
If you’re in Riga, please make your way to this museum. It is worth the visit and education and shows the beauty and compassion people are capable of having. We learned a great deal and were impressed by the design and layout of the museum. We were very touched learning about the humanity of the Lipke family and left feeling highly pleased that this place existed. We need more feel good places like this in the world.
Written 7 February 2020
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Vastervikman
Vastervik, Sweden8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
What a place, what a location and what a person. This is a must. Very human with no nonsense hero stuff. Really liked the feel of this place, small cobblestone street, the house, the atmosphere and the story of Zanis Lipke who was hardly your classic good guy character and that is a reason to love him so much. Thank you!
Written 23 January 2020
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Aigars Z
Riga, Latvia12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Story about Zanis Lipke - fisherman who saved jews during the WWII - told in an all-sensory experience. A must visit if you are in Riga!
Written 21 December 2019
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Peter B
Solihull, UK334 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
I know this is a little out the way of other attractions but this really is a must visit. Its free to visit but I ended up donating more than I spent getting into most museums. The effort gone into this is fantastic extremely informative the audio tour was great volunteers fantastic and the amount of artefacts they have managed to get together is extraordinary. Managed to fit this in on our last day in Riga and we were so glad we did. The views over the river as you walk from the tram stop are a nice little bonus also. If you are in Riga though I implore you to put aside an hour or so to visit this hidden gem of a museum.
Written 24 November 2019
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My_A_to_Z
Truro, UK23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Solo
A small museum and purely based around a husband and wife’s story about concealing Jews in their wood house. However, their story is fascinating and wonderful to educate myself with. Free to enter too.
Written 12 October 2019
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Oleksii Omelch
Guildford, UK12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Couples
One of the best museums i have visited. Important topic raised. Greatly presented. Was empty, people need to see places like this!
Written 9 September 2019
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Katrin T
Tallinn, Estonia14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
The story of Zanis Lipke is as exciting and sharp as the stories of Raoul Wallenberg and Oskar Schindler, it has just a smaller scale. But for a simple worker it is huge. The entrance to the memorial is stunning. You are in an authentic environment, a small fishing village (in the middle of Riga), then a gate opens and a passage leads you to something strange, unsuitable. The whole architecture -- the straight corridor, the darkness, the vague lights, the cold, the smell of tar, the concrete combined with dark wood -- has an alienating effect on you. A friendly person meets you and gives you headphones. The stories you hear tell you that there is a way out, and the smell of tar has started to give you a warm and secure feeling. Once you have reached the back door, you are in a tiny garden. It is the first time you actually see the building and now you realise what it was -- a Noah boat upside down, smelling tar, which has taken you out of the danger.
Written 14 August 2019
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