Riga Forest Cemetery 

Forest Cemetery – Vilis Lācis

The monument of the most succesful Latvian writer Vilis Lācis in the Forest Cemetery. In 1933, he published his hugely successful novel Zvejnieka dēls (‘Fisherman’s Son’), making him one of the most popular and commercially successful Latvian writers of the 1930s. His novels have been characterized as popular fiction, not always liked by high-brow critics, but widely read by ordinary people.    

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Riga Forest Cemetery 

Riga 1st Hospital surgeon Jānis Jēgermanis

Riga 1st Hospital surgeon Jānis Jēgermanis was well-known for his ability to solve non-standard situations. He once saved a young man who had put a ring on his penis that he could not pull off anymore. The bone saw did not work, but a hammer and anvil did. In the Forest Cemetry with his wife Anna Ūdre.

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