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Žanis Lipke Memorial Museum

Thu 12.00-20.00
Fri, Sat 12.00-18.00
During WWII, in the yard at the end of this tiny street, an underground bunker was dug out. This is where Žanis Lipke had made a hiding place for people saved from the Jewish ghetto. 8-12 people used this 3x3 meter hole in the ground as a shelter, often for long periods of time. The German police never found it and Lipke was never caught. The Lipke Memorial has been built next to his house.