Deeply rooted in military history and sadly connected to the Holocaust, Terezín is still trying to detangle from its military past and become a modern town.

In 1780 Terezin was erected under Joseph II as a fortress against Prussian attacks and was named Theresienstadt in honour of the monarch’s mother, Maria Theresia.

Already during the First World War it had been the site of military prisons, but only as of 1940, when the Czech Republic was under German occupation and a concentration camp was installed, the stigma of genocide was irreversibly forced onto Theresienstadt. After the war, the town’s name was changed into the Czech Terezín.

It is not surprising, that the predominant sights of Terezín are dedicated to the victims of the Nazi regime.

Terezín is about 50 minutes away from Prague.

Terezín Memorial
Principova alej 304
Phone: 416782225, 416782442 and 416782131
Link: Terezín Memorial…