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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." 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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  • First of all Petra is an incredibly insightful and knowledgeable woman, she obviously has a love and dedication for the history of Terezin in the books and documentaries that she has encountered in he...  more »
  • Central Europe Tour Will Surely A Historic Place To Be Seen. Terezin concentration camp, known more as a distribution camp rather than used. Located at the entrance to the camp, "Arbeit Macht Frei" sign stands means "work Makes Free". Prisoners brought to Terezin after he was caught out at first Polonyadaki being sent to other camps including Auschwitz camp. Terezin Nazi camp was established in 1945, at the entrance to the National Cemetery. 10,000 people here is here at the Tomb. Our first step through the door and build a bit more of the research information provided takes a gloomy mood with people. Life is beautiful (La vita è Life is Beatiful/Italian: bella) is an Italian film director Roberto Benigni's Italian drama film directed by 1997 is a source of inspiration in the construction camp. It was used in the film the living rooms here.
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  • This tour is thoroughly recommended and I would give it 10 out of 10. We were in Prague late last year and before leaving Scotland we booked with Pavel for his tour of Terezin. Pavel is an expert guid...  more »
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  • 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.
  • A very important and unique site. A very important concentration camp during the Nazi time. I suggest to start your visit at Trezin Center and go first to the main museum, rather than start at the small fortress. If you come with a bus from Prague, then get off at the second station in the city, not Trezin Memorial but Trezin center. I suggest giving the visit in the city about 4-5 hours. This is not an ordinary camp. This is a walled city which became a camp. Then there is the small fortress, which was used as a special prison managed by the Gestapo.
  • The fortress is a big place, you''ll need at least 2-3 hours to see everything. The tour guides can give a lot of information and explaining about the place. A visit without a guide (like I did) gives you more time to really see everything and at your own pace.
  • Impressive. You wonder how Europese has become so civilized after so many cruelties through the past centuries.
  • 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.