Opening of Miranda's National Latvian Tour

15 May 2017, Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum

After Tallinn the team of Drom headed towards Riga, Latvia. Miranda was opened on Mon 15 May 2017 at Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum by Mayor of Riga Nils Ushakovs. Drom was very pleased with the high number of audience at the opening ceremony – warmest Thank You, Riga Ghetto and Latvian Holocaust Museum and the other co-

During the visit to Latvia Drom’s workgroup enjoyed lunch at Finland’s Embassy hosted by H.E. Ambassador Olli Kantanen. The meeting was attended also by Karina Datashvili from Riga Ghetto Museum and Senior Desk Officer Denis Kretalovs from Latvian Ministry of Culture (Departments of Society Integration Affairs), with whom were born fruitful plans of cooperation in connection to Miranda’s national tour in Latvia. Veijo Baltzar and the Drom’s team made also visit to Latvian Roma Cultural Centre hosted by Normund Rudevich. Warmest Thank you for the hospitality and the meetings!


Statements and comments

“Thank you Drom for bringing this exhibition to Riga, for the opportunity to show to people of our country the tragedy of Roma people, sometimes underestimated and underreported in history. We really need it in our society.”

Mayor of Riga Nils Ushakovs

“Miranda exhibition is not only about history of the Roma but also about art and understanding. This exhibition is a great initiative to the knowledge of the Roma question internationally”.

H.E. Ambassador of Finland in Latvia Olli Kantanen

“A human being means not to be a killer, not to be a victim and not to be a bystander. There were both killers and victims, but one ought not to be a bystander, even today, over 70 years after the end of the Second World War. Therefore let us remember, in order for those kind of events never to take place ever again.”

Rabbi Dr. Menachem Barkahan

"It took nearly 70 years that the history of Roma Holocaust begun to be discussed. I express my gratitude to Drom and "Šamir" Associations for providing our citizens with possibility to visit this exhibition and to discover something new."

President of International Romani Union Dr. Normund Rudevich

Please see all speeches from the video links below: