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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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  • Small fortress took advantage as the camps Nazis. At its entrance emblazoned with the Auschwitz the same slogan. Camp and still leave the situation has become.
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  • We have looked at first the small fortress and right at the beginning have we to a German-speaking guide in the truest sense "enjoy" may. The enthusiasm and dedication about the history of this place since their formation was visible at Marek (our Guide) in all respects. It was packed but so well and linked together that you had no problems to follow him very much information. The guide is included in the price and can really be heard. After the small fortress, we were still in the former ghetto, the Museum and the crematorium. It was a feeling of inconceivability neck constantly and especially in the Museum and at the crematorium you should take time. Theresienstadt works out relatively unimpressive and was also very low frequented during our visit. This allows all the more to deal without being disturbed by excessive tourism with the story. Conclusion: Very instructive lesson about a shadow side of human civilization and a look behind the scenes of national socialism.
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  • If you're guided tour is highly recommended. So you can find out much better than they meant this concentration camp in the second world war. It is divided into the large fortress and the small. Barracks, cells, courtyards, tunnel, crematorium... One fails to understand so much barbarism.
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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.