Travel Blogs from Terezin, Czech Republic

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Heartbreaking Terezin Memorial, Terezin, Czech Republic travel blog

Heartbreaking Terezin Memorial

A travel blog entry by vine_hooligans

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... Dresden on route from Berlin, a tour of the Terezin Memorial, a Gestapo Police Prison, was our introduction to the Czech Republic. It was unfortunately a short visit, but the extend to which people, amongst them Jews, homosexuals, professionals, gypsies, ...

Week 7. Stories of sadness and courage., Prague (week) / Terezín (weekend), Czech Republic travel blog

Week 7. Stories of sadness and courage.

A travel blog entry by bermudez

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... reports about the incredible conditions Jews lived in, with parks, cafes, music, concerts... A great deal of artists, Jewish, Czech, everything, were sent here and they had some relative freedom to work on their works,  especially musicals ...

Kutna Hora and Terezin Ghetto, Terezin, Czech Republic travel blog

Kutna Hora and Terezin Ghetto

A travel blog entry by megs-anoop

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... big Terezin is, we spent about 5 hours there and we just visited a few of the key buildings. Unfortunately, nearly all of Terezin’s Jew’s, numbering 155,000 over the course of the war, died there or in extermination camps elsewhere. What is ...

Visiting a , Terezin, Czech Republic travel blog

Visiting a

A travel blog entry by christianbjork

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... , which was then converted to a concentration camp by the Germans during world war ii (http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/Holocaust/terezin.html). It was the first time I had visited a concentration camp or anything of that nature, so of course ...

Makes you think......, Terezin, Czech Republic travel blog

Makes you think......

A travel blog entry by sobby

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Today we did a daytrip that really had a huge impact on us. We went to visit Terezin Czech Republic. This is where during WWII they set up a a Jewish Ghetto and prison camp. The town of Terezin was originally built as a fortress town for protection back ...

Our First Concentration Camp, Terezin, Czech Republic travel blog

Our First Concentration Camp

A travel blog entry by 92.days.vagrant

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... about the Jewish community of Prague, we found that during WWII many of the Jews, including many children were sent to Terezin consentration camp, which was a transit camp to bigger death camps such as Auschwitz and Bergen-Belson. We were really moved ...

Two Day Trips Throughout Czech Lands, Lidice, Litoměřice, Terezín, & Karlstejn, Czech Republic travel blog

Two Day Trips Throughout Czech Lands

A travel blog entry by nzivanovich

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... Litomerice, but we would not be there very long pretty much only to get a good lunch before moving on to Terezin. Terezin is a town in the Czech Republic about an hour and a half outside of Prague, it was originally built as a military fortress and a ...

And it just keeps going!, Terezin, Czech Republic travel blog

And it just keeps going!

A travel blog entry by davidavi

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... prisoners here for slave labour before sending them off to one of the major concentration camps.  Just like Auschwitz, Terezin is an eye opening experience.  Deplorable conditions and some of the most depressing scenes any person could ...

Into the Ghetto, Terezin, Czech Republic travel blog

Into the Ghetto

A travel blog entry by awesomed

... literally. During WWII, Jews from all over Europe were displaced from their homes.  One place they were moved to was Terezin, Czech Republic.  It's a small town about an hour away from Prague.  In the 1930s, it became a rest stop for ...

Terezin Concentration Camp, Terezin, Czech Republic travel blog

Terezin Concentration Camp

A travel blog entry by stevelegassick

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An hour north of Prague, this was a very interesting and disturbing visit to this special Austrian fortress from pre-Czech Republic days, named for Empress Maria Teresa and built in the late 1700's, that was seized by the Germans and used as a prison and ...

Unimaginable, Terezin, Czech Republic travel blog

Unimaginable

A travel blog entry by terimumm

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... books will help settle my emotions from today's visit. Here are some facts: Approximately 144,000 Jews were sent to Terezin. Most inmates were Czech Jews. Some 40,000 originated from Germany, 15,000 from Austria, 5,000 from the Netherlands and 300 from ...

A Sad Day in Czech, Terezin, Czech Republic travel blog

A Sad Day in Czech

A travel blog entry by bpandml

... . They made a documentary (which we saw) of the "Jewish Prisoners," who were really German actors, living, laughing, and loving Terezin. After we were done we walked down to the children's gheto muesum, which was heart breaking. After making our way back ...

The Jewish Ghetto--Terezin, Terezin, Czech Republic travel blog

The Jewish Ghetto--Terezin

A travel blog entry by kklacey

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... the Gestapo used Terezin as a ghetto.  We started by looking at the Jewish cemetery and the crematorium.  Although Terezin wasn't an extermination camp, at least 33000 people died in the ghetto and almost 100000 were deported to Auschwitz. ...

Terezin, Terezin, Czech Republic travel blog

Terezin

A travel blog entry by rob22

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Myself and some friends from my hostel took a trip to Terezin Concentration Camp. It was insanely cold, but wow, what an ...

Nazi camp, Terezin, Czech Republic travel blog

Nazi camp

A travel blog entry by maxieduncan

On the way south to Prague we stopped off at Terezin which was used by the Nazis during WWII as a prison. The tour was an hour long and while not a pleasant subject it was actually very interesting and kept me engaged for the whole thing. The part of ...

Terezin, Terezín, Czech Republic travel blog

Terezin

A travel blog entry by kathleen.vogel

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... . It was then used as a political prison under the Hapsburgs. By the time the Nazis decided to use it as a concentration camp Terezin had become a thriving town. All of the inhabitants were made to leave and the Jews, first from Prague and Brno, then the ...

Terezin, Terezin, Czech Republic travel blog

Terezin

A travel blog entry by lar4290

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Terezin, about an hour north of Prague, was a military fortress during the Hapsburg years; however, because of its natural fortifications, Heydrich and Hitler turned it into a Jewish Ghetto, then a concentration camp.  Our day-long visit ...

A charming town we want to return to someday!, Litomerice, Czech Republic travel blog

A charming town we want to return to someday!

A travel blog entry by dwhite3606

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...  along the Elbe River. We passed the border and noticed old customs check points that are no longer necessary because the Czech Republic is part of the European Union. It is a charming looking town with interesting architecture, and we visited the ...

The beginning of the end......, Terezín, Czech Republic travel blog

The beginning of the end......

A travel blog entry by tracy.blazer

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We left Berlin for our next country Czech Republic. Then came the rain and boy did it rain. It poured. Never have we seen so much rain at one time and with the drivers in Germany this was a fun experience. After about a three hour drive, of which the kids ...

Two Nights in a Concentration Camp, Terezin, Czech Republic travel blog

Two Nights in a Concentration Camp

A travel blog entry by theevans

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... as "Daily Orders" were re-named "Notices from the Jewish Self-Administration" and embellished with an idyllic line-drawing of Terezin town.  The over-crowded town was de-populated by sending several transports of people to the Extermination Camps in ...

Terezin Concentration Camp, Terezin, Czech Republic travel blog

Terezin Concentration Camp

A travel blog entry by amandaen9

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This place was amazing and a real experience. Going to this smaller concentration camp has prepared me, if only a little, for Auschwitz. I'll be going to Auschwitz in early ...

Litomerice - Excuse me, do you speak English?, Litoměřice, Czech Republic travel blog

Litomerice - Excuse me, do you speak English?

A travel blog entry by hobgoblins5

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... the breakfast at the hotel. Martin gathered everyone in the Lounge after breakfast for a lecture (aka 'interesting talk') about the Czech Republic. He himself said that he was from the Slovak area of what was Czechoslavakia and was 17 when Communism ...

Terezin Concentration Camp, Terezin, Czech Republic travel blog

Terezin Concentration Camp

A travel blog entry by tom.beccamarty

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... at the buffet, hung out in the room to doze a few minutes and then headed toward our meeting place for the tour to Terezin C  concentration Camp.  We found Franz as our tour guide.  He walked us to the offices and then proceeded to take ...

Day 11 - Concentration Camp ... Terezin, Terezin, Czech Republic travel blog

Day 11 - Concentration Camp ... Terezin

A travel blog entry by styrsky

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... a first hand look for reporters so they could see with their own eyes that the Jews were "being treated well." ... Terezin underwent a transformation for the reporters' eyes. A barber shop put up, population limited, pantries and store windows filled ...

Terezin - Theresienstadt camp, Terezin, Czech Republic travel blog

Terezin - Theresienstadt camp

A travel blog entry by brendaandnic

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As some may already know this was a small fortress prison used by the Nazis during the second world war, a few Australians & New Zealanders were held here as war prisoners (none died in the camp but returned home with ...

Marianne Memorial, Terezin, Czech Republic travel blog

Marianne Memorial

A travel blog entry by aabctravel

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... , exhibitions of prisoners artwork and literature and replicas of the conditions imposed on the detainees. My sister and I met to make a brief pilgrimage in memory of our great grandmother who died in Terezin in 1943 on her way from Vienna to Auschwitz. ...

Concentration Camp From WWII, Terezin, Czech Republic travel blog

Concentration Camp From WWII

A travel blog entry by hcbohn

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Terezin  Concentration Camp, Terezin, Czech Republic travel blog

Terezin Concentration Camp

A travel blog entry by xtogo

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It was a cold day when we arrived @ Terezin Concetation Camp. It was my first visit to a concentration camp so I did not know what to expect. There was a very large grave yard near the entrance. Walking through the gates felt kind of strange. I could ...

Terezin - small fortress, Terezin, Czech Republic travel blog

Terezin - small fortress

A travel blog entry by capanobl

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A very emotional day. We took a drive to. Town outside Prague called Terezin to visit the Small Fortress. It was built at the end 18th century as a fortress for empress Maria Theresa. Following the occupation in march 1939 the Prague Gestapo Police ...

Haunting Terezin, Terezin, Czech Republic travel blog

Haunting Terezin

A travel blog entry by leahclay

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... WW2 the Nazis repurposed it as a work camp (the fortress part) and Jewish ghetto (the walled city part). The interesting story behind Terezin is that because its a fortress and walled town, it was perfect for the Nazis: a place to imprison anyone who was ...

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