Terezín Memorial

Terezín Memorial, Terezin

Terezín Memorial
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
On the initiative of the newly created Czechoslovak government, in 1947 the National Suffering Memorial was opened on the site of the suffering of tens of thousands; it was later on renamed the Terezin Memorial. The key mission of the Terezin Memorial, the only institution of its kind in the Czech Republic, is to commemorate the victims of the Nazi political and racial persecution during the occupation of the Czech lands in World War II, to promote museum, research and educational activities, and look after the memorial sites connected with the suffering and death of dozens of thousands of victims of violence.
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Petr
Prague, Czech Republic1 contribution
Best experience of long time. 10/10
Aug 2021 • Friends
Perfektní zkušenost! Doporučuji i lidem, kteří nevyhledávají téma kolem válečného období. Je toho spoustu co se v Terezíně událo a nemělo by být zapomenuto, aby se historie neopakovala. Pavel vypráví, tak strhujícím způsobem, že to nutí ostatní lidi připojovat se ke skupině Pavla, protože neměli to štěstí a o Pavlovi nevěděli. 10/10

Perfect experience! I also recommend it to people who are not looking for a topic around the war period. There is a lot that has happened in Terezín and it should not be forgotten that history does not repeat itself. Pavel tells in such a compelling way that it forces other people to join Pavel’s group because they were unlucky and did not know about Pavel. 10/10
Written October 20, 2021
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Henk Pitoy
Leeuwarden, The Netherlands3 contributions
A day to never forget
Sep 2021 • Couples
First off, the journey to Terezín with public transport is a bit hazy, so let me help with that first. First of, take your preferred transportation to Nadrazi Holesovic. When you arrive there take the exit to Holesovic (train station). If you walk outside on the ground level you will see a bus stop adjacent to the train station.
Here find the bus stop 7 and wait till the bus arrives. Do remember to bring cash as there is no card payment possible. A one way ticket is about 90CZK, and bus drivers do appreciate if you don't hand them too big of bills.
For your return trip, enter the line 7 bus again at the Terezín Square, close to the barracks building. For the current bus times I'd suggest to go to a tourist information point one day ahead as the travel chart at the station seems to be a riddle.

Now, for Terezín itself, the small fortress building is the most impressive. The dispair and feeling of the end creeps up to you. It was my first trip to a concentration camp, but it was both eye-opening as it was heavy and emotionally draining. There is quite a lack of information signs so bringing an information booklet or taking a guided tour is suggested strongly, as otherwise you will miss out on quite some information.

The ghetto museum has a large collection of letters, drawings, videos, newspapers and whatnot. The collection is extensive and all items have a description in 4 languages. The amount of items and information, together with the knowledge of the people having passed, made it too much to look at all the items. Especially the first room is a must see, it has a plack that goes around 360° with all the children's names that passed.

The barracks are rather small but have 2 impressive placces. The sleeping quarters and the theater. Both are fully dressed with items and clothing from the people who lived there. Impressive and very visual of how the people lived back then.

All in all an impressive day which definitely left a mark in the good way. Eye-opening and impressive.
Written September 20, 2021
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Talia
1 contribution
Amazing Terezin tour
Jul 2021 • Solo
Pavel was an amazing tour guide in so many aspects. He has very in-depth knowledge about Terezin and of the Czech Republic. Throughout the tour, Pavel shared dozens of stories that brought the horrofying history of the Terezin memorial to life. He made my tour day unforgettable - especially as it was my first experience on a holocaust site. He was very accommodating with this fact and answered all of my questions with ease. Pavel’s personal insight working with holocaust survivors and their relatives was especially interesting for me. I highly recommend his tour guide services as you will be able to grasp the brevity of the horror in way that will be meaningful to you - from a range of experience or knowledge levels.
Written September 13, 2021
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Ian B
1 contribution
Terezin Memorial as a Teen
Jul 2021 • Family
On our trip visiting the Czech Republic, me and my family were fortunate enough to pay a visit to the Terezin Memorial. It was a moving experience, and as a 15 year old, I think every teenager should have the opportunity to learn the stories of the Holocaust through such an intimate walkthrough. From the children’s stories in the Ghetto, to the cells within Small Fort, Terezin has so much untold history. As we walked through Terezin with our guide (Pavel Batel), we learned the stories behind the artwork, the clothing, the cells and many other aspects of the camp, in a way that an unguided group couldn’t have. As we returned home, I recounted the stories to my friends, and all were taken aback by the sheer brutality of it all. I think it goes to show that with technology and media, our generations view on history can be easily distorted, which is why it is so important to visit sights like Terezin before they disappear. We had an incredible day there, learned a lot, and I would recommend this trip w our amazing tour guide to anyone considering going.
Written August 11, 2021
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Vissing
Stenloese, Denmark783 contributions
KZ Theresienstadt, see it
Sep 2020 • Friends
A scary place in a great big fortress, called "the little fortress" . You can get a good little pamflet that shows you round the camp. Outside the camp there is a cemetery for 10.000 prisoners who died of decease after the liberation.
Written September 15, 2020
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Thank you for your visit !
Written September 28, 2020
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Lestmi
1 contribution
Terezin tour with Pavel Batel
Oct 2019
Before my trip to Prague, I was strongly advised to take this tour of Terezin by family members who had experienced this tour the previous year. Wow, was I impressed by the whole day! From the time Pavel picked us up at our Hotel, until he dropped us off at the end of the day, I was fascinated by the history of the memorial and the knowledge of our guide. I learned a lot of the history of this unfortunate time in our world. I would strongly recommend anyone to set aside some time on their visit to Prague to see this memorial
Written August 11, 2020
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msilverwoman
Stone Ridge, NY50 contributions
Terezin Memorial
Oct 2019
We visited Terezin on the first full day of our stay in Czech Republic, and had the good fortune of being in a small group tour with guide Pavel Batel. Pavel is a wealth of information and is as passionate about the history as he is knowledgeable. This tour is not to be missed if you visit Prague. The memories of this trip will endure for a lifetime.
Written August 6, 2020
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Debbie P
Samsonville, NY1 contribution
Pavel Batel and Terezin Tour
Oct 2019 • Couples
We chose this tour group because of the excellent reviews and the most reasonable price. This tour with this gentleman is easily worth more than twice the price. We were a small group of 8 and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the tour and the intimate setting. This man is extremely well versed in Terezin history and so emotionally involved that you actually thought he had been there himself. He has written several books so the tour is as if you are reading a book on Terezin. His passion for the subject is incredible. I must say that this was the best historical tour I have ever been on. When I return to Prague I will definitely take this tour with him again to revel in this man’s magic.
Written August 6, 2020
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Benedikt L
Detmold, Germany94 contributions
Well preseved memorial
Jul 2020
Terezin Memorial (Teresienstadt) is a well preserved memorial of the madness of sick regime of the "Third Reich". It impressively shows the sick and simple minded brains of the regime. You may experience both the life of inmates as well the life of operators. It impressively the madness of the jewish life in concentration camp.

It is pure history with depressing atmosphere. If you are close to Terezin it is a MUST to visit Terezin memorial to remember the sick brains to avoid to let something like this happen again!
Written August 2, 2020
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Thank you very much for your comming and the feedback here !
Written August 26, 2020
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Gail Irby
Merchantville, NJ5 contributions
Terezin with Pavel Batel, Terezin Private Tours
Jan 2020 • Friends
I spent numerous hours researching various tours and reviews on historical sites and significant things to do on my, spontaneous traveling in 10 days, first visit to Prague in January 2020. The must visit historical site for me was Terezin Resettlement Camp, the reviews I read with standard tour companies seemed lacking in depth of knowledge for this very special site and important history, so I kept looking, then I happened to find a message board of people talking about Pavel Batel, Terezin Private Tours and his associates, the most in demand tour. In every comment people shared their experience, raving about Pavel’s (and his associates) in depth research and knowledge of Terezin, whether they were fortunate to book Pavel or one of his associates, everyone was extremely impressed and highly recommended the tour as a must. I was sold and my entire trip itinerary was built around first securing a tour of Terezin with Pavel Batel or an associate; I was ecstatic that Pavel was available the last full day of my visit to Prague, had it been peak season in Prague I doubt a last minute availability would have been possible.

Our private tour for two for the entire day (about 7 hours) with Pavel began at our hotel, first impression - courteous, direct, very handsome and strong physique for an historian. On the drive to Terezin, Pavel pointed out and pulled over to talk about significant sites and events which were important to see for what we would learn later that day at Terezin.

My experience that day, which happened to be the day commemorating victims of the Holocaust, was truly spiritual, Pavel Batel’s style is storytelling, we were transitioned with him through a portal taking us back in time, Pavel’s passion, knowledge from years of continuous research, taking you behind the veil uncovering truth - no whitewashing, the intensity was so real. We visited several sites in Terezin, definitely far more exhibits, sites and time spent than any standard tour, we were given time on our own at exhibits after Pavel gave his introduction of the exhibits, he guided us through the entire town pointing out buildings and sharing the landscape and experiences back then. We enjoyed a really nice conversation over lunch together (meal not included in tour price). An eye-opening, heartfelt experience I am grateful for that I will remember and cherish, always.

Thank you, Pavel, much respect and love.

Gail Irby
Written July 24, 2020
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