Once a proud military fortress the town Terezin became a place of sorrow during the terrifying years of the Second World War. Join a guided tour of the concentration camp memorial, and learn about the tragic fate of all those who kept here. You might get goosebumps all over your neck on the tour - but that is quite a natural reaction to the true stories you're being told.
The former military fortress of Theresienstadt has had its share of turbulent times. The darkest took place during the Nazi occupation. Suddenly the fortress became the concentration camp where more than 150.000 people were held hostage. More than 35.000 Jews lost their lives in the ghetto of Terezin during the 5 years of World War II. Unfortunately the tragic fate of these victims is much more cruel than what you'd ever begin to imagine. On the tour you learn about the victims' fate, the human cruelty, political and racial persecution that took place here during World War II.
Led by an expert guide you will also see the Memorial of National Martyrdom, built for the war's victims, the Small Fortress, holding fearsome secrets of the Gestapo, and the Ghetto Museum, whose exhibits were set up with the help of survivors of Terezin Concentration Camp. It's scary that humans could ever take war this far, so make sure to be respectful while visiting this place.