Latvian Exhibition and Display

Event Information

Date: 4 Mar 2015 until 20 Mar 2015
Time: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Europe Direct Centre: Sligo Library
Location: Tubbercurry Library

Event Description

Tubbercurry Community Library and EDIC centre will be hosting a Latvian exhibition entitled the Latvian Tragedy from Wednesday 4th March. The display will feature a number of stands focusing on the horrors that unfolded during the 1940s in Latvia. More details on the display below.

The Latvian Tragedy 1941  The exhibition was prepared by Museum of the Occupation of Latvia in collaboration with the Museum “Jews in Latvia”. Latvia, along with Estonia and Lithuania, had the terrible misfortune of experiencing two occupations in1941. Each regime, while their ideological facades may have differed, committed political repressions, grave acts of persecution and genocidal atrocities. The occupying power of the Soviet Union repressed and killed the citizens of Latvia and on June 14, 1941, sent approximately 15000 people to Siberia. Less then two weeks later, Nazi Germany occupied Latvia and subsequently destroyed almost entirely the Latvian Jewish community, murdering approximately 70,000 innocent people in that one year.

The exhibition is free and all are welcome to attend.

Tubbercurry EDIC will also be hosting a closing event on Friday 20th March to which the Latvian Ambassador will be attending.  See poster attached.