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In Latvia there were several concentration camps. These were in Riga, Daugavpils, Liepaja, Jelgava, Valmiera. The biggest one was Salaspils concentration camp.
It was located in the area of Riga, at Salaspils village. It existed from 10. 1941 - 10. 1944. There were 45 barracks for prisoners. There were, at one time, 14,000 - 25,000 prisoners from various European countries. In Salaspils Concentration camp there were more than 53 000 people killed, among which were more than 7000 children.
The mass graves occupied about 2600 square meters. The killed were placed in the pits in several layers. The biggest branches of Salaspils death camp were Sauriesu and Bema stone quarries. The prisoners were used also as workers in Salaspils peat bog, lime factory and others.
This camp is also called the camp of moving land, people were just placed under terrain alive and left there to die.
Written Jul 5, 2007
Favorite thing: The most common European emergency number 112 (following Directive 2002/22/EC: Universal Service Directive) and also standard on GSM mobile phones. 112 is used in Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Republic of Macedonia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and the United Kingdom in addition to their other emergency numbers.
Here are some useful phone numbers that you might need while in Latvia:
Gas leaks: 04
Written Jan 5, 2010
Favorite thing: Below few words that you can use while traveling in Latvian:
What is the time, please?: Trîs biletes uz Tallinu, lûdzu
Where i can pick up my luggage?: Kur es varu sanemt manu bagâpu?
Where is the closest money exchange point?: Kur ir tuvâkais valûtas mainas punkts?
I would like to order a taxi please: Es gribçtu pasûtît taksometru, lûdzu
Please take me to ... hotel: Man, lûdzu, uz viesnîcu ...
How much does it cost?: Cik tas maksâ?
Good day: Labdien
How are you?: Kā tev iet?
Thank you: Paldies
My name is...: Mani sauc ...
Right: Pa labi
Left: Pa kreisi
Written Apr 17, 2008