Travel Blogs from Prague
... doors to the cells in
the background and one cell which housed hundreds of prisoners).
About 150,000 Jews passed through Terezin; about 35,000 died
there (see here the national cemetery on site) and most of the rest were
transported east and executed—the majority to Auschwitz. There is a striking
statute on the site of the Small Fortress to commemorate the suffering of the
... town and got some yummy trdlo which is pretty much my new favorite food. It's dough rolled in nuts, toffee, sugar and cinnamon then wrapped around a rolling pin type thing and cooked over coals just to he point where the center is barely cooked. Pure awesomeness! The rain started coming down heavier so we decided to go back to the hostel to warm up and wait it out. We went. Ack out for dinner once of stopped and found a nice traditional Czech place. Just warning to ...
... finally made our way back and made arrangements to see a concert of classical and Gershwin music at the Spanish Synagogue. We still had not been to the Jewish quarter and its history is equally as interesting as that of other parts of Prague. Hitler, in anticipation of the complete annihilation of the Jews decided that the former ghetto of Prague would be a good epitaph to a lost culture, and in a seemingly random act, did not destroy any of the buildings as he had done in other ...