“Jews of Daugavpils and Latgale” Museum in Daugavpils

The “Jews in Daugavpils and Latgale” museum is located on the second floor of the “Kaddish” Daugavpils synagogue – one of the two (the second one is located in Riga) active synagogues of Latvia.

The museum’s creator and director is historian and regional ethnographer Joseph Rochko.

In addition to the exhibition, the museum organises synagogue tours and sightseeing of places related to the life of Jewish people in the city: former synagogues (more than 40 synagogues were located in the city before the Second World War), the Holocaust memorial places, graves of the prominent Rabbis, house where the famous theatre actor and director, People’s Artist of the USSR, Solomon Mikhoels was born, and the street named in his honour.