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Terezin Ghetto

The small fortress and the town of Terezin (Theresienstadt), were just an out of the way places until they were made notorious by the Nazis.

Small Fortress

The Small Fortress was used by the Gestapo from June 1940 to torture and murder their prisoners.

Terezin Ghetto

The small town was used as a ghetto/concentration camp and was originally planned as a reception camp for jews on route to other camps. It became overcrowded with 60,000 people where 7,000 had lived and death became common place. The ghetto served 3 purposes, transit, decimation and propaganda.

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  • In a nutshell:Horror wherever the Nazis went.
  • Last visit to Terezin: Jul 2009
  • Intro Updated Jul 19, 2009
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Mar 25, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    This was a heart wrenching page to read, just so sad, especially reading about the set up in the park for the Red Cross to see.

  • BruceDunning's Profile Photo
    Aug 12, 2012 at 1:01 PM

    Our short trip through the country wants me to return and see more. Your visit sounds wonderful

  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    May 12, 2010 at 2:46 PM

    I once saw the powerful anti-Nazi opera “The Emperor of Atlantis” by Viktor Ullmann, which he wrote in Terezin before he was sent to Auschwitz. The emperor in this opera is so brutal that even Death goes on strike and refuses to let anyone die.

  • evaanna's Profile Photo
    Jul 31, 2009 at 3:52 AM

    It's amazing how convincing the Nazis were in their deception, so that the world knew little about the concentration camps. Interesting information and excellent pictures. Very good updates.

  • Jun 9, 2008 at 4:36 AM

    Nice page

  • nicolaitan's Profile Photo
    Sep 27, 2006 at 10:10 AM

    very nice photographic exhibit of Terezin (we were there 2 weeks ago).

  • bugalugs's Profile Photo
    Apr 2, 2006 at 1:49 PM

    This is so sad, but we must not forget.

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Mar 22, 2006 at 9:23 AM

    an interesting story about this sad place !

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