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“Terezin - Well worth a visit”
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Terezin Memorial
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Terezin Concentration Camp Day Tour from Prague
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Or Yehuda, Tel Aviv, Israel
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“Terezin - Well worth a visit”
Reviewed March 3, 2013

I advise to plan for a full day.
There museums have a lot of detailed information on art music and literature. Too much to absorb on a short visit.

Visited February 2013
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“First rate but sobbering experience”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

For those of us who never experienced the horrors of WWII this is a very sobering experience. Featured prominently in the highly acclaimed made for TV series entitled the Holocaust, the visit to this camp provided a close and personal view of this facility which was used as a central transit hub from which persons where sent to other concentration and extermination camps

Visited October 2012
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Louth, United Kingdom
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“Lest we forget”
Reviewed February 4, 2013

Let me start by saying that you need at least a whole day to appreciate all that Terezin has.When we arrived we thought that we would have plenty of time.But the place sucks you in,slows you down and makes you think.
If you are near then please visit.It is enough that we would ,in fact will go back to Prague and take in another visit.
Our guide was Kate from neweurope and she was absolutely brilliant.Her passion for the Terezin story shone through,a real pleasure.

Visited January 2013
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County Laois, Ireland
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“Upsetting But A Must Do”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

It took some convincing to get my boyfriend to agree to visiting here but he admitted he was glad to have gone.

Ironically, this city served as a fortress to protect Prague from invaders to the north. In the late 18th century the Habsburg Monarchy erected the fortress, as well as a large walled town directly across the river and named it after Empress Maria Theresa. During the second half of the 19th century, the fortress was also used as a prison.

This was not a death camp, by the usual definition. There is no way to compare Terezin to Auschwitz-Birkenau or Treblinka.

Separated from the ghetto (the Large Fortress) The Small Fortress served as the largest Gestapo prison in the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. Around 90,000 people went through it, and 2,600 of those died there.

The Large Fortress was used as a ghetto, concentrating Jews from Czechoslovakia, as well as many from Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, and Denmark. More than 150,000 Jews were sent there, and although it was not an extermination camp about 33,000 died in the ghetto itself, mostly because of the appalling conditions arising out of extreme population density. About 88,000 inhabitants were deported to Auschwitz and other extermination camps. At the end of the war there were 17,247 survivors.

It is an upsetting place. We visited in -8c temperatures and were in full clothing, shoes, socks, winter coats, hats, gloves and scarfs and we were freezing so to think of thousands of people standing in the open, in their underwear for up to 10 hours waiting for registration is just the tip of the iceberg. The people held had no heat, 1 toilet between 60+ people in a room, a blanket in winter only.....there were over 7000 camps but somehow no one knew??

Should you wish to take photos inside, you must buy a pass but we did not do this as we felt it was not a place to take photos. The Large Fortress and crematorium are also on the tour and you are asked not to take photos inside the crematorium but again, why would you?

We went with http://www.praguetoursdirect.com/ and had Martin as our guide.

Visited January 2013
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Clanton, Alabama
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“Terezin Concentration Camp”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

We had a great tour guide (Rosa) who spoke GREAT English and was able to translate for me and Czech to my Czech friends. She was able to tell us about the people who lived there and personal details from their lives (prisoners and guards, and guard's family members). IT IS A VERY SOBERING VISIT and will leave you speechless of how anyone could live a glamourous lifestyle with their own movie theatre and swimming pool, only 50 feet from people starving to death, with lice, sleeping on top of each other. Everyone should visit here just so that they know where the human race has been.

Visited December 2012
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