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Doctorate

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Hidden : 10/21/2009
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[ENG] At the end of the Filozofu street, surrounded by a beautiful park, we can see a group of buildings. These buildings were built shortly before the beginning of the 20th Century. Afterwards, new blocks have been built-up on the South side. These buildings belong to Jelgava's Mental Hospital. During the more than a century of existence, this hospital has changed its name many times. In the mouth of the common people, it is called "Gintermuiza".

No Gintermuiža- pedejie 100 gadi- nelielas izmainas !
. [ENG] There is an ancient street in the city of Jelgava, the former capital of Kurzeme (Curland) duchy, called Filozofu Street which leads from the center of town to the country-side of the river Svete. This place is the former "Philosophers' Road". Along this road during the 18th Century, Doctors J. Herders and J. Hamans were always found to be walking during their visits,meditating philosophical problems. At the end of the street, surrounded by a beautiful park, we can see a group of buildings. These buildings were built shortly before the beginning of the 20th Century. Afterwards, new blocks have been built-up on the South side. These buildings belong to Jelgava's Mental Hospital. During the more than a century of existence, this hospital has changed its name many times. In the mouth of the common people, it is called "Gintermuiza". In the white two-story building, which previously was the Doctors residence or "Doctorate", now stands the museum of the hospitals history. Although the museum was first opened in 1987 the original building was designed and built in 1914 by the architect Baron U. Hoiningen-Huene. The Jelgava Mental Hospital was founded by pastor Ludvig Katterfeld. On June 13, 1887, L. Katterfeld opened the institution "For Week-Minded, Somnambulic and Stupid". He called the place "Tabor" according to a Bible Episode where Mt. Tabor is mentioned "...at the foot of this hill Jesus Christ cured a young boy who suffered from epilepsy." Tabor housed fifteen beds. In the first day of its opening two patients were admitted. From the very beginning Tabor House rented the grounds from the Gintermuiza Estates, and from these same Estates later came the name of the hospital. On the First of April, 1921, Tabor House and "Gintermuiza" were united as "Gintermuiza Mental Hospital". In 1940 when the Russian army occupied Latvia in Gintermuiza hospital about 500 patients underwent treatment. On January 8, 1942 In the woods, near the hospital 263 female and 180 male patients were shot to death by the German occupants. [LAT] Slepnis ir apalš, 0,1 l tilpuma plastmasas konteiners. Taja ievietots zimulis, asinamais, logbooks un daži dargumi mainai. [ENG] Cache is round, 0.1-liter plastic container. It placed a pencil, sharpener, logbook, and some treasures.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

pbeare, 20 pz nobir gur tebhaq, oruvaq thggre

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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