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Terezin Memorial, Terezin

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.6/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web
Just an hour outside Prague, Terezin Memorial is a former military fort that played a grim role in World War II. Originally built in the 18th century to strengthen the city's defenses against Prussia, the fortress never saw a real battle, eventually becoming a ghetto and concentration camp for Jews from Czechoslovakia, Germany, and Austria. Although never officially designated as an extermination camp, the ghetto saw the deaths of over 30,000 people, caused in large part by appalling living conditions. Today, this site contains a memorial complex preserving some of the buildings used to house thousands of prisoners. Visit the on-site museum for an in-depth look at the ghetto's role in the "Final Solution." To visit Terezin Memorial on your holiday in Terezin, and find out what else Terezin has to offer, use our Terezin tourist route planner.
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  • My family and I (4 adults) spent the greater part of the day with Pavel traveling to and touring Terezin . His knowledge and respect for the place exceeded our expectations. He shared a tremendous wea...  read more »
  • As per title, are the only two adjectives that come to mind after visiting this website ... definitely is a lifetime experience to be able to see live what could pass the deportees in that lager ...
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  • Not the most exciting tour I have taken, but very well preserved and worth taking the tour just for the history lesson. Its very sad knowing how people were treated here. But it is a part of the histo...  read more »
  • A sombre place to visit for history buffs. Terezín is where the propaganda films were made to fool people during WW2. The site and museum are well worth seeing.
  • Very moving, the tour guide (included in the entry price) was very informative, its quite incredible what man will do to his fellow man. A must see.
  • It's amazing and awful at the same time, because it's incredible that other man built a giant structure just to kill people. It's very big. No words to explain.
  • Terezin presents an internment camp which was prominent during World War II. The town itself became a Jewish Ghetto. The facilities in the camp are basically the same as was found at the end of the war. You can go through dormitories, cells and isolations cells. There is a memorial to Gavrilo Princip, who lived his life sentence here. There is a sobering shower, where decontamination was performed for lice, etc. This also inured the population to the concept of group showers. The population was usually transferred elsewhere if they did not die here. There is also a video of a propaganda film for the Red Cross, which presented conditions as much better than they in fact were. There are even sham sinks which were used in the film Try to get a guided tour, it really brings an added element to the tour. A sobering reminder of the horrors of bigotry.
  • Very well done. Lots of history but that history can be overwhelming.
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