Central Market 

The Handyman of the Central Market

In 1942 Riga, the stares were often attracted by an unusual vehicle with tracks, pulling a several times larger cart behind. Its owner – Voldemārs Rozenbergs, the machine-engineer of the Central Market compressor room. He always wanted to invent a vehicle as powerful as a locomotive, but lighter and more manoeuvrable. This idea began to materialize after the German invasion of the Soviet Union and the retreat of the Red Army when Voldemārs picked up a light tank abandoned next to the Central Market pavilions. The tank was already stripped…

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Central Market 

A murder in the Central Market

Stories can take drammatical and even unbelievable turns when hijacked by market women. Sometimes it is just innocent rumours, sometimes it turns tragicomical… So it happened in 1938 when a women from the Central Market, Anna Beņķe, met one of her many acquaintances on the street and inquired about the recent events of his life. This is how this story went down: the man kindly informed her that on Sunday he was to attend a funeral of the wife of Jūlijs Puzuns. So Anna told these news to a friend…

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