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“Unecessary lost of human lives , pain, sufferings, torture...full of history.”
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Terezin Memorial
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5-hour Trip to Terezín Monument from Prague with Entrance Ticket Included
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Terezin
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Vancouver, Canada
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“Unecessary lost of human lives , pain, sufferings, torture...full of history.”
Reviewed September 22, 2013

Terezin, is a must see in Prague. Just watch out for an independent tour guide Martin, who spoke English and Spanish (so he claimed).as we went inside Terezin, we waited for another English speaking tour guide named Danisa, full of passion explaining the history behind Terezin. While waiting, my sister made a mistake of asking Martin if she could use the washroom, for it was a cold rainy day. Martin , tall, stocky, dark haired, Best tours independent tour guide, bluntly told my sister if she use the washroom she will be left behind. My sister opt to hold it, while we waited for an English speaking guide who took over 5 minutes to arrived. Washroom facility was only 10 feet away from where we were waiting. Terezin is an excellent and a must see place. It's full of sadness as I learned more and more about the human sufferings, the torture, the humilation, pain people suffered under the Nazi regime. It was heart breaking. At Terezin, we saw the actual, furnitures the Nazi left,the nice building, the officers and their families stayed.The actual bunk beds and tables the furnitures , one washroom , (a hole in the ground practically) for hundeds of prisoners and sink with no running water, in each and every block. We saw the disinfection , shower room, solitary confinement, unmarked graves, crematorium, autopsy room with actual medical equipment Nazi used , duck pond surrounding Terezin fortress was also used to drown prisoners due to over crowding of prisoners..This place is full of history. Reading it from the books and being there and seeing the actual place of suffering was totally two different experience I have ever felt. After Terezin fortress tour we moved on to the museum. Boarded the tour van, not even seated yet, the van started driving off. I asked Martin if he ever checked if everyone was seated safely before they move to another location. His answer was not my fault..Never apologized, smirking while telling the driver what just happened. My sister reminded him, about his responsibility as a tour guide, that all tour members were accounted for and seated safely before moving on. We had an elderly lady wih us who had difficulty in waking too fast, Martin just left her behind, never looked back and checked if everyone was together, she went back in the van, because Matin was so far infront. One tourist couldn't wait for our designated tour break and used the washroom, she was left behind by Martin.luckily she 's young and managed and caught up with us wih help of her companion who waited for her. Just felt sorry for the other tourist who paid for the tour and just waited in the van. The tour was excellent. The only problem was the unconcerned, lack of people skills, abnoxious, ARROGANT, behaviour of MARTIN.

Visited September 2013
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“Numbing, touching, and empowering”
Reviewed September 21, 2013

The best comment I heard on this trip is someone saying, "how can anyone deny Holocaust after seeing this." The level of human suffering will bring the most hardened person to their tears. The museum with the art work is completely heartbreaking and the actual camp is shocking. But at the same time I found it empowering to know the strength of people who lived through these horrors and survived.

Visited September 2013
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“Lest we forget”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

This is not a place to go if you need cheering up, but the history lesson you get is amazing. Walking around the two fortresses transported me to the horrible times when teh Jews were persecuted for no reason, and you start to appreciate in some small way just what the terror must have been. It made me determined to learn and undertstand history a bit more than I have done. It was hard to believe that the Europe we know today could have been responsible for such attrocities only 70 years ago. A sobering experience

Visited September 2013
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“Important to see and sobering”
Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

The guide that met us at the camp was very good, however at the museum we could not see the movie as our tour bus was leaving before the scheduled time. That was very disappointing. The guide on the bus was just ok,but the local guide was very good.

Visited September 2013
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“Moving and meaningful”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Really moving and worthwhile. Important history. I recomend it, however, don't go with Martin tours or Prague sightseeing tours, the tour guide was not helpful and barely spoke English, he spoke mostly Spanish even though it was an English tour.

While viewing the camp itself, it looked eerily like it does in the Nazi movies, hard to take but important to see

Visited August 2013
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