Memorial to the fallen of the Baltic Landeswehr in Riga

Pictures and text by Mark R. Hatlie

These pictures were taken in Riga during the first week of September, 2007 in the Meza kapi cemetery. This memorial was originally built in the 1920s by the German minority. It was destroyed in 1929 and rebuilt. In 1950, the Soviet regime destroyed it again. It was rebuilt in 2001.

I will soon be adding photos of this sight from the interwar and war period from the archives of the Herder Institute in Marburg.

Recommended reading and a professional photo for this memorial: Ojars Sparitis: Riga's Monuments and Decorative Sculptures, Nacionalais apgads: Riga, 2007.


The visit to this location was paid for by a research grant from the
American Public University System.
"Educating those who serve."

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