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Terezin

Komenskeho 411 | 1 hour north of Prague, Terezin, Czech Republic
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Ranked #1 of 7 attractions in Terezin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums
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Hollywood, Fl
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

My daughter and I went to Terezin with a guide from Wittman Tours. She was knowledgable and sensitive to feelings felt in reliving what those who were forced into this concentration camp experienced. She shared with us the ridiculousness about how those at Terezin were forced to show the International Red Cross that life was fine in Terezin. This experience... More

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California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Nice small place with a sad history of Jews who were "ghettoed" in here. It was not an extermination camp but more of a way-station on their way to Auschwitz, Dachau, Treblinka etc.

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Boston, Ma
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I went on this trip with trepidation. I knew what Terezin was, and I felt it was important to honor those people who were sent there, and those who were murdered there. Though it was a very somber trip, our guide, Marina, was very thoughtful and kind and caring when she told the story. I think Terezin is an important... More

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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

If you had to go to a concentration camp Theresienstadt was your place. A very different concept in the Nazi concentration camp system. The tour is rich in history. Important to remember is that the Nazi's marketed Terezin much like Disney or a similar company might market a time share. Nazi's marketed this community as having riverside apartments, handicap accessible... More

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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

First of all, I went there through Premium City Tours from Prague.The full trip takes 5 hours but it is honestly not enough and I felt rushed most of the time. It is probably easier to go on your own but if you do that, better go in the morning as from what I saw towards noon it was quite... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

The assassin of Franz Ferdinand died here (of pneumonia) in 1917. The fortress and the town are, however, better know as a 'holding camp' for the Jews of Bohemia and Moravia 1939 - 45. It's a sombre reminder that we should not stereotype or denigrate those who are different, for this is where it leads. Those residents who survived this... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Terezin city and the Small Fortress offer touching exhibitions of a very sad time in Europe's history. Our guide in the Fortress was Mrs. Eva Fuksova, who I consider as the best guide I have ever met. If you are there, just ask for her and join her group.

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Oakland, CA
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70 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

No matter what you think you know about the Holocaust, the Terezin ghetto -- where Jews were "consolidated" and many then sent to Auschwitz during World War 2 -- is an incredible education. It is a very strange place to visit for a lot of reasons including that it was an existing town and has reverted to a town with... More

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Salem, Oregon, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

The contributions of European Jews to art were amazing to see at the museum in the women's barracks. We learned so much about unknown artists and their work. Just as interesting was the little 2d story apartment which had been preserved in a corner of the city, and the remaining secret synagogue below it, which had original painting on the... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

It was a solemn experience. I actually went there via city bus that leaves every hour. It is easy to use and saves you big bucks when the alternative is a tour. The museum is incredible wealth of information. There is much to see and little time in a day....

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