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Address: Hlavni Pevnost, Terezin, Czech Republic
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Lest we forget

During our visit to the well laid out museum, because of the predominately German schoolchildren present, we had to have the film in the German language. Pity they were too busy... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
Richard T
Bridgend, Wales, United Kingdom
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Bridgend, Wales, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

During our visit to the well laid out museum, because of the predominately German schoolchildren present, we had to have the film in the German language. Pity they were too busy playing with their mobile phones to take any notice to the sombre history being portrayed before them

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Antalya, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This was part of a tour and gave a chance to learn more about the way people lived and tried to survive in very bad conditions. The crematorium was definitely worth a visit as was the museum and the dormitory. However, more time could be devoted to this part of the tour. The first stop at the museum comes after... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

If you have a tour guide don't forget to remind him to stop in collumbarium and mortuary and hidden synagogue! On the way back to Prague to make a turn from main road to spot where nazis gave order to throw the ashes to the river. My hotel friends never seen this with tour company they've chosen! Five or even... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

If you are planning to come here without a specialised guide.. you'll end up wandering around seeing not even half of Terezin-large fortress. Famous companies offer quick tours visiting only Ghetto museum and crematorium with Jewish cemetery. There is lot more to see! Hidden synagogue, Magdeburg barracks, Columbarium, mortuary, former train station, spot along the river where the Nazis got... More 

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Innsbruck, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

All the people in the world should visit a place like this. Why? To remember those who had go through this place and the most of them did not come back home to their families. You will learn more about the history and more about the life.

Thank paokaki
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

This is a site for those who wish to learn more and there is so much to learn. Visit both the small and main fortress for a full view of what happened in this place. You will be moved.

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

Really worthwhile experience coming here. Vey moving and disturbing at times but I wouldn't have missed it for the world. Only 45 minutes to get here. We did everything in a morning and the tour guide was very helpful and knowledgable. The jewishnmuseum and ghetto museum are worthwhile too. Vey creepy town terrain though...hard to believe people still ive there.... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2006

Despite the long history of the Fortress, much concentrates on its use as a prison during WW2. Buy a guidebook and wander around at your leisure. The book gives you much information and gives the best route to see everything. Some of the tales are horrific, others make you realise just how brave some prisoners were. Take a look at... More 

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