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Theresienstadt Concentration Camp
- Theresienstadt Concentration Camp
- Alt Name:
- Terezin Fortress
- Czech Republic
- World War Two
- 1900AD - 1999AD
- Krakow Ghetto Wall, Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp ,
Auschwitz Concentration Camp , Prague Castle,
about Theresienstadt Concentration Camp
Theresienstadt Concentration Camp in Terezin in the Czech Republic was a Nazi concentration camp during the Holocaust.
Theresienstadt was originally a stronghold known as Terezin Fortress built in the eighteenth century to protect Prague from the possibility of invasion by Prussia. It then became a prison in the 1880’s before being taken over during the Nazi occupation of the then Czechoslovakia in World War Two.
The majority of the 140,000 to 160,000 people interned at Theresienstadt Concentration Camp were of Jewish descent and over 30,000 of the prisoners died at the camp, despite Nazi attempts to portray it as a humane institution. Many others, around 80,000 of Theresienstadt’s inmates, were sent to death camps.
Today, Theresienstadt Concentration Camp is open to the public and includes a museum as well as the possibility of visiting the former ghetto.
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Address: Theresienstadt Concentration Camp, Pražská, 411 55 Terezín, Czech R
Phone: +42 0 416-782-225
Theresienstadt Concentration Camp is located just on the outskirts of the town of Terezin in the Czech Republic, around 60km north of Prague. By car, take route E55, exit 35-Doksany. By bus, Terezin is accessible from Prague’s Florenc bus station.
Theresienstadt is open daily 8am-4:30pm, (to 6pm May to September). The Ghetto Museum is open from 9am. Entry costs $3.50 for adults, $2.25 for children.
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