Terezin Memorial, Terezin

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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." Terezin Memorial is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Terezin Edition.
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  • August 17, 2017
    The Terezín concentration camp is very interesting history that includes, by the "theatre" which generated there covering up the massacre. It is not a shocking concentration camp but is quite large, and together with the town of Terezín is a must-see if you go to Prague with time. The only thing to note is that do not accept the payment with credit cards, but if you accept other currencies non-Czech Crowns.
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  • August 17, 2017
    If you are traveling by bus to Litoměřice (LT), is the stop which is just passing a cross and a star of David on the right side of the road. There you can buy entry combined the small fortress and the town of Terezin, a few minutes walk. The entry includes free guided tour (depending on the schedule, available in Spanish), either you can go on your own. If you go with time, you can watch a brief documentary and browse in the adjoining shop.
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  • August 17, 2017
    We took an organized tour from Prague to Terezin- about a 45 minute drive. didn't realize it was made of 2 parts: a big fort & small fort built hundreds of years ago. During the Nazi occupation the bi...  more »
  • June 2, 2017
    Pastoral beauty belies horror of the place. Interesting exhibits. Many questions not fully answered.
  • April 3, 2017
    A very important site to remind us what was endured in the 1940's. There was construction going on at the small fortress, it was great to see some money being spent to keep the site maintained.
  • April 18, 2017
    Unlike how tour company markets this place, it's not a concentration camp. It served as a prison during WWII. It's still worth a visit.
  • March 25, 2017
    Strange to give 5 stars to stick a place but this is special. We can't forget how many people died there weekend they were living in horrific conditions.
  • November 12, 2016
    I went here on a school trip and I have to say it was amazing. We had a tour guide, but that is definitely not necessary for the impact of this to hit you right in your face. The whole place is much bigger than I would've expected and you can clearly see the different parts of the camp. It's largely unchanged with just a nice little museum displaying some items used from the camp and a gift shop standing out. The camp is surprisingly close to Prague and you can get there very quickly. At the same time, if you are visiting Prague for a short amount of time, this Terezin isn't compulsory.

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