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“Not as somber as you might think”
Review of Terezin Memorial

Terezin Memorial
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Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Terezin
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: On the initiative of the newly created Czechoslovak government, in 1947 the National Suffering Memorial was opened on the site of the suffering of tens of thousands; it was later on renamed the Terezin Memorial. The key mission of the Terezin Memorial, the only institution of its kind in the Czech Republic, is to commemorate the victims of the Nazi political and racial persecution during the occupation of the Czech lands in World War II, to promote museum, research and educational activities, and look after the memorial sites connected with the suffering and death of dozens of thousands of victims of violence.
Reviewed 10 July 2014

The contributions of European Jews to art were amazing to see at the museum in the women's barracks. We learned so much about unknown artists and their work. Just as interesting was the little 2d story apartment which had been preserved in a corner of the city, and the remaining secret synagogue below it, which had original painting on the walls and ceiling.

Thank Eric S
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

It was a solemn experience. I actually went there via city bus that leaves every hour. It is easy to use and saves you big bucks when the alternative is a tour. The museum is incredible wealth of information. There is much to see and little time in a day....

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Reviewed 5 July 2014

Went with Wittmann tours and had a thorough and informative tour of the fortress town and Small Fortress. Our guide could answer all our questions and had so many interesting stories that one might not have with other operations. It was a full six hours and a good ride to and from Terezin where she talked about the countryside as well.

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Reviewed 30 June 2014

Amazing place! So sad to see all the suffering that occurred here through the years.A must see for everyone to understand the brutality that occurred here. This is place to think how cruel could be a man for another man. You should stop here to imagine how beautiful should be a world without wars and hate.

Thank SplasherTom
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

Forget the ultra expensive guided trips. Get on the bus from Prague to Terezin - it is a scenic 1 hour drive. Get out at the stop near the small fortress, before you get to town. You must retrace the bus - go back up the road 10 minutes, and there it is. Get the free guided tour, very much worth it, see some of the films (not gory), and then spend at least 30 min at the museum learning about the Czech resistance movement and the heroes who ended up at the fortress. Then take the road back to town (make a right when you get to the river). Tour the Ghetto Museum, it is useful for those who know little about the Holocaust. Then go to the Magdaburske barracks which I found more interesting. It details the amazing cultural life of the Jews imprisoned in Terezin - the paintings, cartoons, newspapers and music. Even operas and sonatas were written there. Fascinating. I wish the signage was better and I wish the museums gave more information about the Jewish community - but still, a must see. BTW, the town is still VERY creepy, I can't explain why.

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