Women against Soviet regime exhibit to open at KGB museum

On December 5, an exhibition dedicated to the politically repressed women in the Soviet regime, "Rožu iela" (Street of Roses) will be unveiled at the KGB museum ('corner house'), Brīvības Street 61. The exhibition will focus on women who gave their lives to the resistance movement in Latvia and served a sentence, LSM reported.

The curator of the exhibition is the historian Viktorija Piven, a refugee from Ukraine who currently works at the Latvian Museum of Occupation.

During the Soviet occupation, women trapped in the corner house were held in a separate isolated hallway called "Street of Roses" in local jargon. The exhibition, organized by the Latvian Museum of Occupation, tells the story of the Soviet regime's broken fates, lives, and expectations of these women.

The exhibition uses the stock materials of the Latvian Museum of Occupation - original documents, photographs, and personal property.

Visitors to the corner house will be immersed in the authentic environment and live through the various stories of women's fate formed through the horrific prison cells and the Gulag system camps.

Visitors will also be able to inspect the objects belonging to the imprisoned women, listen to the accusations and judgments made, and familiarize themselves with the original documents of 1941, which were retained and released to the museum in the 1990s by members of the Youth Resistance Organization, "National Guard" (Nacionālā sardze).

The exhibition will be available to the wider audience from December 6 each day from 10:30 to 17:30.

The exhibition has been made with the support of the State Culture Capital Fund.

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