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The jury of the European Museum Forum (EMF) has selected a short list of three candidates for the Council of Europe Museum Prize 2014 and Žanis Lipke Memorial is one of them!


The jury has described Zanis Lipke Memorial as “a beautiful small museum which carries a very powerful human rights message and tells the captivating story of Zanis Lipke and his family, ordinary Latvians of non-Jewish origin, who saved over 50 Jews from the Riga Ghetto during the Second World War. It is a unique museum about the holocaust, which is seen not from the perspective of a victim and has a happy end. The story is local but carries a universal message of individual courage, citizenship and solidarity.”