Concentration Camp in Terezin, Czech Republic

Concentration Camp in Terezin, Czech Republic

The fortress city of #Terezin in #CzechRepublic was once a concentration camp that held thousands of Jews. Even after so many years, the memories of its bitter past are still evident in its walls and halls; this is the most confronting place I have ever been to. An interesting and shocking piece of #culture and history.


This WWII concentration camp was located in the fortress city of Terezín (or Theresienstadt in German) in the Czech Republic. 

In 1940 the city was taken over by the Gestapo. They set up a prison in the Small Fortress and the Main Fortress was turned into a ghetto.

Gate to the concentration camp in Terezín
Gate to the concentration camp in Terezín

To the outside world it was presented by the Nazis as a model Jewish settlement, but in reality over 30,000 inmates died of hunger, sickness and maltreatment.

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Terezín Concentration Camp

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 Pařížská, Josefov, Prague-Prague 1, Czech Republic
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Tens of thousands Jews were murdered in the camp and over 150,000 (including tens of thousands of children) were held captive for months or even years, before being sent to their deaths to the Treblinka or Auschwitz extermination camps in Poland.

It’s by far the most confronting place I have been to. 

It’s by far the most confronting place I have been to

The holes in the wall against which people were executed literally have the shape of humans; that’s how many bullets have hit the wall in those few years of Nazi occupation.

The city already had a prison before WWII and its most famous prisoner was Gavrilo Princip. He was the one who assassinated Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria and his wife in 1914, which caused the outbreak of the First World War. He died in his cell in 1918.

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