Terezin was a concentration camp about 1 hour north of Prague in the Czech Republic during World War II. By 1940 Nazi Germany had assigned the Gestapo to turn Terezín into a Jewish ghetto and concentration camp. It held primarily Jews from Czechoslovakia, as well as tens of thousands of Jews deported chiefly from Germany and Austria, as well as hundreds from the Netherlands and Denmark. More than 150,000 Jews were sent there, including 15,000 children. Later, most of these people have been sent by rail transports to their deaths at Treblinka and Auschwitz extermination camps in occupied Poland.
This visit is essential to understanding the complicated history that unfolded here in 1941, when the region’s Jewish communities were deported through Terezin to death camps. It is also extremely relevant to understand what happened to so many innocent people through actual artifacts, children’s drawings, poetry, and other rare items which survived their owners to speak.
✓ Focused on Czech-Jewish history, World War II and the Holocaust
✓ Visit the Small Fortress, a former political and Gestapo prison during World War ll, and its Museum
✓ Explore the Ghetto Museum, the former Magdeburg Barracks, the hidden Synagogue, the Jewish cemetery and the crematorium
✓ Transportation from and to the meeting point: Café Golem - Maiselova street 15, Prague 1
✓ Professional guide at your disposal in English
✓ Admission to the monuments
✓ Discount card for a coffee or a non-alcoholic drink of your choice at the meeting point (Café Golem)
✓ Duration: 5 hours
✓ The tour starts at 10:00 a.m.
✓ Meeting point: Café Golem - Maiselova street 15, Prague 1
✓ The tour has a minimum number of three participants to be conducted.