You will learn about the history of the Nazi “show camp” during WWII where thousands of Jews were imprisoned before their end in the extermination camps in the east. Since the political changes in 1989 a lot has been done to present the tragedy of the Terezin Jews in an informative but also sensitive way. We will admire the immense mental strength, perseverance and desire to live which is all personified in the art, music and literature surviving until today and which is presented in fairly newly opened museums.
We will also visit a recently discovered hidden synagogue and see a reconstruction of living quarters of Terezin prisoners. The Jewish Cemetery with the adjacent crematorium gives one an idea how high the mortality rate was. There will be a unique opportunity to watch a footage from a German propaganda movie made in Terezin in 1944.
Duration: 5-6 hours