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Dobele Liberation Monument

Address: 
Tērvetes un Liepājas iela, Dobele

This liberation monument designed by the distinguished sculptor Kārlis Zemdega has had a tragic fate. It was revealed for the first time in 1940 and destroyed 10 years later on the order of the Soviet authorities. The monument was renovated thanks to donations from the locals and was unveiled for a second time in 1996.

The original Dobele Liberation Monument by the sculptor Kārlis Zemdega was solemnly unveiled on 9th June 1940, short before the occupation of Latvia. The monument was dedicated to the warriors killed in World War I and in the Latvian liberty fights.

From 1940 till 1950, the Liberation Monument was placed in Brīvības Street, on the site of the present Soviet Warriors Monument. In 1950, the Liberation Monument was exploded there after the soviet command.

The Liberation Monument was reconstructed in 1996 by the sculptoress Inta Berga and the stonecutter Liberijs Peļņa.

The reconstructed Dobele Liberation Monument is placed on the fork of Tērvetes Street and Liepājas Road. 

The Dobele Liberation Monument has become the national symbol of Dobele citizens. All important events and anniversaries of the Latvian State are celebrated at this monument.