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The Orphan

Uz Sibīriju aizvestajiem Latvijas Bērniem
Monument for the Children who were deported to Siberia
Jānis Karlovs
2008

Rīga /  Bārenītes   Rīga /  Bārenītes

Description

Grey granite statue of a girl.

Inscription(s)

UZ SIBIRIJU
AIZVESTAJIEM
LATVIJAS BERNIEM
1941 1949

dedicated to children who were deported to siberia
1941 - 1949
детям латвии депортированным в сибирь
Latvian and Russian text: To the Latvian children deported to Siberia

Annotation

'Orphan' was created in 1998 and won the first place in the competition for a monument for the victims of communist terror. The sculptor himself was as a 2-year old deported to Siberia. Despite its first place, the monument by Paula Jaunzema was exectuted (not seen by us). Ten years later, Karlovs' creation was unveiled opposite the presidents's palace.

The architect of the monument is Kārlis Alksnis.

Rīga - Bārenītes

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Location (N 56°57'6" - E 24°6'4")

Item Code: lv076; Photograph: 10 July 2013
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