Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, Salaspils

In a quiet forest sits Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, created in memory of thousands who died in a concentration camp at this site. Menacing dark-gray stone statues represent suffering men, women, and children. A large marble block marks a massive grave while a metronome beats from under the ground, simulating heartbeats. Look for numerous toys scattered around the yard, a reminder of the children who perished here from hunger, cold, and disease. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Salaspils Memorial Ensemble and many more Salaspils attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Salaspils online travel route builder .
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  • This is another awe inspiring place. Once the location of a concentration camp, now an indellible reminder of the suffering experienc ed here and throught much of Europe during WWII. If you are near R...  more »
  • Don't need much information to notice what this place can convey. Unique atmosphere where it is definitely make you reflect  more »
  • This place is emotionally heavy if you read about its history. The memorial itself is an amazing work of art. The statues on the field each have a meaning behind them and one of them holds a secret. Thr continues heartbeat gives this place an unique atmosphere.
  • Great architecture, great setting, great story! A good example of Soviet brutalism
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