The past as a bridge
to the future

Uniting History
Foundation

The Uniting History Foundation supports organisations and initiatives which aim to preserve the history of Latvia, encourage multicultural dialogue, and promote social welfare. In Liepaja, Uniting History aims to research, preserve, and make accessible the history of pre-war Liepaja and the events of the 1940s through a series of public events involving local and international artists, researchers, organisations, and communities at large.

Project

Uniting History is a long-term, non-profit cultural initiative. It aims to commemorate the events and victims of the 1940s in Latvia. In Liepaja, the project focuses on life in Latvia’s multicultural, pre-war society, and on the personal stories of the victims of the Holocaust and Soviet deportation. Knowledge and an increased appreciation of Liepaja’s lost multicultural past will serve as a common ground for building a strong city in the present. The project hopes to build a tolerant society through promoting awareness and interaction.

Uniting History will hold an annual series of community and place-based educational and cultural events, highlighting the importance of knowing and sharing history in order to create a better future.

The Uniting History Foundation supports non-profit and charity organisations in Latvia working to promote the advancement of Latvian history education, multicultural dialogue, and social well-being.

Vision

Cultivating awareness of the past, supporting education, and providing relief to those in need in order to create a rich and diverse community of respect and acceptance in the future.

Mission

Research, preserve, and make accessible the history of pre-war Latvia - with a particular focus on Liepaja - and the events of the 1940s through a series of public events involving local and international artists, researchers, organisations, and communities at large. More broadly, to promote intercultural dialogue in Latvia and provide help to those in need.

Team

Elina Sklar

Upcoming events
2020

August18
Liepaja
Great Amber

St. Petersburg Philharmonic
& Yuri Temirkanov