Terezín was a fortified town built in the late 18th century by Joseph II to defend the Empire’s northern border against Prussia. It is first of all a garrison town with classic fortifications, designed in the tradition of Sébastian le Prestre de Vauban. The complex consists of two parts: the large fortress with the garrison town, later converted into a ghetto, and the small fortress, which was already used to jail political prisoners in the Autro-Hungarian era.
In 1941, the entire population of Terezín was expelled by the Gestapo and the town was transformed into a concentration camp, mainly for Jews living on Czech territory, but later also for those of other European countries. About 150,000 Jews were deported there, of which one quarter died, mainly due to the dreadful living conditions. 88,000 of them were then deported to Auschwitz and to other concentration and extermination camps. By the end of the war, only 17,000 Jews that had spent some time in the ghetto of Terezín had survived. The visit to the Small fortress and the ghetto museum enable to comprehend the horror of this tragedy.
• Tour availability: All year long.
• Meeting point with your private guide and your driver: in the lobby of your hotel or at any other previously set place.
• Duration: 5h30
- the services of a vehicle with a driver and a professional English-speaking guide,
- the visit of the Small fortress,
- the ghetto museum in the Big fortress.
• Reservation required for this tour
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